VEI’s quarterly VETWORKING program provides transitioning military members, Veterans and their spouses with career education and personal growth experiences necessary to succeed in gaining civilian employment. VETWORKING is a personal and professional development program which combines elements of networking, mentoring and connects the job seeker to a support team in Greater Washington’s business sector. Through small group interactions, VETWORKING facilitates the development of career search skills, building professional networks and empowerment through the support of fellow job seekers and professional mentors. Attendees will receive resume and interview coaching, be able to build their networks and participate in interviews with recruiters from the region’s top tech companies.
The NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative partners with the Military District of Washington (MDW), Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the Virginia Employment Commission and other local veteran support organizations and workforce investment boards to host recruiting events to match Veteran-friendly companies with Veteran and military spouse job seekers. Unlike a traditional job fairs where candidates circulate to employer tables, our events are uniquely designed to personally connect with small groups of Veterans in a round-robin format. During these events, recruiters present their companies and job openings directly to the jobseekers in 15 minute “sit down” sessions allowing employers ask candidates about their personal qualifications and interest in specific positions. The format also provides great insight and mentoring for the job seeking Veteran – many of whom have never had a formal civilian job interview.
HIRE VETS NOW
Virginia’s HIRE VETS NOW, a statewide initiative launched in 2018, brings together transitioning service members, veterans, spouses, and dedicated businesses to share in camaraderie, professional development and career networking.
Monthly networking events, held on military installations, will expand opportunities for veterans and military spouses to gain access to career openings with Virginia Values Veterans (V3) employers and Chamber members prior to transitioning from the military.
Virginia’s HIRE VETS NOW is hosted by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the Virginia Chamber Foundation and Transition Assistance Offices on military installations throughout the Commonwealth.
Following Virginia Chamber of Commerce guidelines, in accordance with State of Virginia recommendations, HIRE VETS NOW events are currently hosted virtually. Upcoming event dates for 2021 will be available soon.
Easterseals Veteran Employment Programs are hosting a Workshop to provide information about our comprehensive services for veterans
and military families. Meet with employment support staff to learn about our services, including: job training; counseling and placement;
and assistance with Veterans Administration benefits, health issues and housing. We can help you build a foundation for finding and
keeping long-term employment!
For more information visit Easterseals Military & Veterans Services
Recruiting and retaining the best trained and invested cyber workforce.
If you are interested in creating, developing or enhancing a DOL-approved Cyber Apprenticeship program or want to learn more about joining the employer coalition in the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program, join our Apprenticeship Accelerator. Representatives from the DOL alongside related training providers and employers will give insight into the benefits of apprenticeship for business and share practical tips to get started.
For more information visit Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program
With a projected 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021, cyber security hiring needs are reaching critical mass. Using apprenticeships, employers can add another passageway to obtain talent.
P-CAP allows employers to grow their own cyber professionals, establish a pathway for individuals to enter the pipeline and advance others in a high demand position.
Apprenticeship is a proven catalyst for commerce, and Apprenticeship Accelerators ensure your business can implement or improve your program quickly and with full support.
STREAMLINE: Facilitate your apprenticeship creation with the U.S. DOL.
PROMOTE: Market your apprenticeship opportunities to candidates
ACCESS: Provide greater and more immediate access to resources, such as state funding .