The Virginia Chamber Foundation, the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic are launching a new joint initiative: Hire Vets Now Fellowship Program.
The Hire Vets Now Fellowship Program is an NRMA approved SkillBridge program that will allow transitioning military within their last six months of service, with proper command approval, to fellow or intern with approved Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified companies.
Beginning in September, the Hire Vets Now Networking events on Naval Station Norfolk will connect Fellowship employers and transitioning military with the business community prior to their leaving military service.
Transitioning service members will gain valuable private sector experience while Fellowship employers will have an opportunity to recruit highly skilled veteran talent.
The program will launch at the Hire Vets Now networking and hiring event on Sept. 27 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Vista Point Conference Center on Naval Station Norfolk.
Additional events are scheduled for Naval Station Norfolk on Nov. 15 and throughout next year.
The Hire Vets Now networking events are open to all transitioning military members, veterans and their spouses.
There will be no charge to attend but pre-registration is requested.