Virginia Values Veterans V3 Program

All V3-related questions can be sent to Darlene Hart, ABC-VA State Workforce Development Director

Through our Workforce Development efforts, ABC-VA is working with the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program to assist transitioning Veterans in gaining career employment in the construction industry. 

Virginia has one of the youngest Veterans populations and the fastest-growing labor force in the US, with thousands transitioning each year. 

We can build our workforce with the benefit of the V3 Program. 

Two of the most frequent questions about Veteran employment from an employer’s perspective are, “Why should I hire a Veteran?” and “Where can I find Veterans to hire?” 

The V3 Program aims to educate and train companies on why it is a good business decision to recruit, hire, train and retain Veterans and to help those committed companies meet their hiring goals. 

The V3 Program is a free training and certification program for employers to help you implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining highly-skilled and dependable Veterans. 

Additionally, grant money is available for V3-certified companies to hire and train veterans. Companies may qualify for up to $10,000 in grants, with $1,000 awarded per eligible Veteran employed. 

Becoming V3 Certified is a three-part process: 
1. V3 Course Completion
V3 Core Curriculum – (One-day, in-person training or live webinar) 
2. Certification Request
After finishing the V3 Core Curriculum training, the point of contact who attended the training will receive an electronic certification request online form to complete. Your company’s assigned V3 Regional Program Manager (RPM) to submit your V3 Certification Request and can address any questions asked.  
3. Certification Approval
Your company’s assigned RPM will contact you directly once the Governor’s Office and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services Commissioner have approved your request. 

We are currently working with the V3 Transition Coordinators around the Commonwealth to develop a direct-track program to meet the interests of transitioning veterans and the needs of our members’ labor force. 

What can you do now? 

✅    Register to become a V3-Certified Employer
✅    Once you have done that, submit your job postings here
✅    Submit your job postings or other questions directly to ABC-VA State Workforce Development Director Darlene Hart, and she will put you in touch with the Transitioning Specialist assigned to your region

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