August 20, 2013 will be the public launch of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) new Veteran Employment initiative. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Virginia Senator Mark Warner will be speaking at the event, which will take place at 9:00 am at ICF International headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.
The NVTC Veteran’s Employment Initiative will connect veterans to employment opportunities within Virginia’s technology community. Through this initiative, NVTC will provide free tools and resources to match veterans with internships, jobs, mentorships and certifications, while also providing free support to member companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees. In tandem, NVTC is collaborating with state and federal policymakers to expedite legislative and/or regulatory action that enhances companies’ ability to hire and train veterans on any federal contract.
NVTC is the largest technology council in the nation and the voice of the technology community in Northern Virginia. Many NVTC members consider finding qualified employees difficult and believe overall workforce development is one of the greatest long-term challenges facing our technology community. Through the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, NVTC hopes to assist efforts to match veterans with meaningful employment in the region’s technology community.
According to the press release, through the NVTC online veterans community, Monster and Military.com provide tools designed to assist service members’ transition into the civilian workforce. Veterans can use the military skills translator to match their skills to civilian jobs, access a searchable database of jobs at NVTC member companies and tap into educational resources to help them develop skills to thrive in a private sector career. NVTC members get free access to a resume database of over 800,000 veterans, state of the art search tools to find the right potential employee, and other tools to post and manage job openings.