VETWORKING

VETWORKING

April 29th, 2021 at 1:00pm-to-2:30pm, using the new “Airmeet” Platform

Military, Veteran, and Spouses are welcome

Small groups of (6) at a table discussion and a short presentation by a guest speaker: offering suggestions to searches, resumes, interviews, and other resources to increase engagement, networking, mentoring, professional skills development, and career connections.

About NVTC VETWORKING:

Transitioning from the military to a civilian career can be challenging for veterans. The Northern Virginia Technology Council Veterans Employment Initiative has re-launched a program to help service members, military spouses and veterans transitioning to civilian life advance their career prospects and better position them to be more competitive when seeking employment and pursuing careers in Northern Virginia.

Participants will be connected with recruiters, volunteer veterans who are currently employed in the region’s technology sector, and a small group of their peers in VETWORKING teams. Each team of veterans will receive support, guidance, and advice as they navigate from active duty to job placement with mentorship through some of the obstacles. In addition to facilitating group discussions and support, the program will link VETWORKING participants with Veterans Service Organizations, local, state, and federal agencies, educational institutions and other services as necessary to further develop and prepare you for successful career engagement in the technology industry.

With a focus on helping veterans understand and transition into the civilian workplace, the NVTC VETWORKING program has been designed to focus on connecting job seekers with employers, to provide high impact results not only to participants, but also to our local community as a whole.

What is expected of participants?

  • CompletePathways Questionnaire”, everyone is in a different place and has unique skills to offer. Some will still be in uniform and need personal assessments along with analysis to educate, upskill, and empower. Many others will have transitioned and are looking to change lanes having a better understanding of themselves and their desired professional environment.
  • Attend monthly VETWORKING team meetings.
    VETWORKING teams will meet once a month to focus on personal goals and exchange knowledge in a small group setting.
  • Participate in VETWORKING events and NVTC events throughout the calendar year. Participants will develop their personal and professional network in order to further develop business acumen, understanding of the marketplace and expand their spheres of contacts.
  • Give Back to fellow veterans as they transition to civilian employment. Once participants have successfully acquired a position at an NVTC company or through a connection made through NVTC, and developed a path to retention, they will be afforded the opportunity to help fellow veterans as they make their career transition.

[ Apply to Participate ]

For more information contact: Vonzell Mattocks at vmattocks@nvtc.org 703-483-0461.