Talent Pipeline Connections: Accessing Military & Veteran Talent

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Category: Education

The AOBA Educational Foundation invites you to a conversation on the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program, which can help AOBA members tap into an extremely fruitful talent pipeline: Veterans.

The V3 Program is a FREE state certification program for employers. The V3 Program not only aims to educate and train companies on why it is a good business decision to recruit, hire, train, and retain Veterans, but also to help those committed companies meet their hiring goals. V3 Certified employers have access to our sister-programs under the Virginia Department of Veterans Services to provide OJT/Apprenticeship programs, fellowships, free certifications, awards, direct contact with Veteran job seekers, and more.

An additional benefit for small businesses is the V3 Employment Grant. V3 Certified employers with no more than 300 employees may qualify for up to $10,000 in grants, with $1,000 being awarded per eligible Veteran hired

Michael Glascock, V3 Northern Virginia Regional Program Manager, will provide an overview of the program and how your company can become certified as a veteran friendly employer in the state of Virginia. The webinar will examine ways AOBA members can connect directly and collectively with this exciting program. A summary of the V3 program is available online.

Jasmine Scott, Assistant Program Manager for the Virginia Women Veterans Program, will outline the efforts of the Department of Veterans Services to connect women veterans with great careers in STEM and construction related fields.

Becoming “V3 certified” is a relatively easy process. It involves the completion of a simple enrollment form and a one-hour online training program on best practices for hiring and retaining veteran talent and working with V3. 

Webinar attendees are encouraged to begin this simple process before the webinar. The V3 enrollment form is available online.

 The AOBA Educational Foundation strongly believes the military/veteran pipeline has the potential to be extremely helpful in addressing the industry’s talent needs in building engineering, maintenance, and operations in the DMV. Join us and learn how your company can work individually and collectively to create win-win solutions for your business and the men and women who serve and protect our nation. 

For More Information:

Wes Huffman

AOBA Educational Foundation