5th Annual V3 Awards

  2017 workforce  
The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is pleased to announce that the 5th Annual V3 Awards will be presented in conjunction with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Workforce Conference on September 28, 2017. These awards will recognize V3-certified companies and strategic partners for their ongoing commitment to creating and increasing employment opportunities for Veterans in Virginia.

Governor Terence R. McAuliffe will present these awards to individuals and organizations for their contributions to the V3 Program, to the Veteran population, and the New Virginia Economy. The following awards will be presented.

The application deadline has passed. Winners have been selected.

We look forward to next year’s applications!

V3 Governor’s Award

This award will be presented to companies whose Veteran hiring efforts have gone above and beyond, as demonstrated by the total number of annual hires and percentage of Veteran staffing.This award will be presented based on V3-Certified Companies’ submitted quarterly hiring reportssubmitted Patriot Pledges, submitted Annual Hiring Goals, and application questions. This award will be broken down into the following subcategories:

    • Enterprise Company (1,001+ Employees)
    • Large Company (501-1,000 Employees)
    • Medium (51-300 Employees)
    • Small (1-50 Employees)
    • State Agency

V3 Triumph Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company demonstrates the “Most Transformative Hiring Process” by submitting supporting documentation about how it has gone above and beyond executing their company’s Organizational Veteran Hiring Plan (OVHP).


V3 Readiness Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company demonstrates the “Best Best Workforce Readiness Initiative” by submitting supporting documentation for application questions or by submitting a written essay detailing your company’s on-boarding and work readiness programs.


V3 Advancement Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company demonstrates the “Best in Career Development” by submitting supporting documentation for application questions. This award will feature company’s ability to effectively utilize re-training programs for their Veteran workforce.


V3 Breakthrough Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company demonstrates the “Most Innovative Veteran Retention Program Award” by submitting supporting documentation for application questions. This award will feature company’s ability to effectively utilize retaining programs for their Veteran workforce.


V3 MVP Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company demonstrates the “Most Inspiring Workplace Culture” by submitting supporting documentation for application questions. This award will showcase one V3-Certified Company’s company and employee culture.


V3 Impact Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company that goes above and beyond to make a postive and long-lasting “Community Impact”. Companies can apply for this award by submitting supporting documentation for application questions.


V3 Influencer Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company that promotes Veteran employment and the V3 Program. This award showcases the “Best Veteran Marketing Strategy” on various public communication platforms. Companies can apply for this award by submitting supporting documentation for application questions.


V3 Phoenix Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company that went above and beyond to support a Veteran employed by their company or a military job-seeker applying to enter their workforce.


The V3 Program will award the new Trailblazer Award and V3 Grant Award during this years 5th Annual V3 Awards!