NVTC has several programs and initiatives to help members meet their workforce development needs.
NVTC is launching an expanded effort to address the workforce challenges of NVTC members and the Greater Washington technology community. The NVTC Tech Talent Initiative aims to serve the needs of our members and the greater business community by exploring the current and future talent needs of the region's technology employers.
Launched in 2013, the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative supports member companies in their efforts to recruit, hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees through the following programs:
- VEI Scholars: Through the VEI Scholars program, seven post-secondary institutions in the region are partnering with NVTC to identify student veterans in educational programs, such as business and project management, engineering, cybersecurity, and health care. Participating NVTC member companies can identify their skill needs and provide internships and other work-based experiences to student veterans in our region.
- NoVaTechVets.org: As part of a larger network called USTechVets.org, the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative offers an online community and job board, hosted by Monster.com, where NVTC members can post FREE jobs, access a resume database of over 970,000 veterans, and use state of the art search tools to find the right potential employee.
- Recruiting Days: Over the past two years, NVTC also has hosted five recruiting to match companies with qualified transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses and members of the National Guard and Reserve. Unlike traditional job fairs during which candidates circulate to employer tables, these events allow employers to pre-screen applicants and resumes before speaking with small groups of veterans in a round robin style. NVTC is working with the Military District of Washington to pilot similar events on bases throughout the National Capital area.
NVTC is proud to partner with SySTEMic Solutions, Northern Virginia Community College's (NOVA) program to develop a sustainable STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) pipeline in the region with the collaboration among school divisions, university partners, businesses and community organizations. SySTEMic Solutions engages students as early as elementary school and inspires and supports them to pursue STEM education into high school, NOVA, universities and into the workforce. NVTC has challenged its members to commit 10,000 volunteer hours in the coming school year to support students and teachers in K-16 STEM education through SySTEMic Solutions. Click here
to learn more or to volunteer.
Find your next intern with NVTC's directory of university intern programs. From internships to co-ops and part time positions, the region's top universities have provided essential information so that you can strengthen your workforce with the region's hardest working students.
The NVTC Job Board provides members the opportunity to post jobs and search resumes specific to the technology industry and our region. This unique, focused career center qualifies applicants before they are listed, taking away the need to sift through thousands of emails in order to find candidates with the right level of expertise and background for your company.
The NVTC Workforce and Education Committee is dedicated to helping member companies recruit, educate, and retain a world class workforce that is capable of creatively solving complex technology challenges and inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit of employees and organizations.
NVTC supports the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP), a free, online tool, funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and supported by the Virginia Governor's Office, which companies can utilize to find the interns of their choice from any accredited Virginia college or university.
NVTC advocates in Richmond for policies to boost Virginia's technology workforce through a robust science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education pipeline and by increasing the number of STEM certifications and degrees awarded statewide. Click here
to see updates and legislation from the most recent legislative session.