Veterans

EDUCATE | TRAIN | CONNECT

StratasCorp is proud to be a certified company supporting the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program. The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is a Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Veterans Services Program. We help employers understand, design, and implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans. The Commonwealth of Virginia has a unique opportunity to help veterans gain career employment. While Virginia ranks 12th among states in total population, it ranks 7th in total veteran population and 4th in veteran working-age population. While many employers are unaware of the value veterans can bring to their workforce, thousands more are seeking to hire veterans as a part of their workforce but simply don’t know how.

The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program not only aims to educate and train companies as to why it is a sound business decision to recruit, hire, train, and retain veterans, but also to help those committed companies meet their hiring goals. The V3 Program provides education, training, and connectivity resources to assist companies in the implementation of nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining a highly skilled, well-educated, and easily trained leadership talent pool: Virginia’s Veterans. The Virginia Department of Veterans Services is fully engaged in this venture with the confidence that hiring veterans is not just the right thing to do, but that understanding who veterans are and hiring them will increase organizational productivity and efficiency.

Virginia’s veteran population can provide employers with valuable human resources that add tremendous experience, leadership, and integrity to an organization. To better connect veterans with potential employers, the Virginia Values Veterans Program must continue to forge strong relationships with companies and agencies throughout the Commonwealth. Virginia’s veteran population is young, eager to work, highly educated, highly trained, healthy, and growing!

The Department of Defense invests in each service member tens of thousands of dollars in training to maintain the most effective fighting force on land, at sea, and in the air. Service members supplement formal instruction with extensive on-the-job training and accumulate hands-on experience. StratasCorp’s participation in the SkillBridge Fellowship facilitates on-the-job training for up to six months. Internships afford opportunities to leverage Navy training and demonstrate skills and abilities to a prospective employer. This experience allows for a smooth transition to civilian life by providing service members with first-hand knowledge of the difference between military and civilian day-to-day operations. 

During the internship, service members remain on active duty with TAD/TDY orders to StratasCorp Chesapeake, working alongside defense contractors supporting Military Sealift Command. If you are interested, contact Gary Shaffer ([email protected] | [email protected]).