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All DVS team members in the education, transition, and employment programs are teleworking, and are connected via phone and e-mail, and can perform almost all direct-service activities for Veterans and their families during normal working hours.

Military Education and Workforce Initiative


The Military Education Workforce Initiative uses a three-pronged approach to assist transitioning veterans that have chosen educational institutions as their preferred path to employment. Identifying and promoting employment pipelines, creating internship and fellowship opportunities, and highlighting community service initiatives are three methods used by the Military Education Workforce Initiative to support Virginia’s Veterans on their path to employment.  Connectivity to fellow directorate programs such as Virginia Transition Assistance Program(VTAP) and Virginia Values Veterans(V3) also serve to ensure valuable services are available throughout the entirety of our veterans journeys to their education and employment goals.


The Military Education and Workforce Initiative was created to fill the needs gap employers have with industry standards and requirements.  Currently, the program works directly with the Community College Workforce Alliance and provides Free Credentialing programs for transitioning service members, Veterans, and spouses.

For more information, contact Dana Newcomer with the Community College Workforce Alliance at or call 804-523-2289


Military-related students represent a growing pipeline of talent to Virginia employers. However, these students may face more obstacles than the traditional student that can impede their ability to complete their degrees and certifications. The program will focus on assisting Education and Training Institutions in understanding and meeting the needs of the Military-connected student, and identifying employment pathways for veterans.

The Military Education Workforce Initiative (formerly known as the V3 Educator Program) was made possible through a generous grant by Altria. The MEWI is seeking to partner with Education and Training Institutions to build the Virginia Veteran workforce to meet the growing talent demands of employers with well-educated, trained, and certified Veterans. Join us today!

Virginia Department of Veterans Services/Virginia Community College System Military Student Laptop Application

Apply for enrollment in the Military Education Workforce Technology Project. This initiative is brought to you by grant funds afforded by the Altria Group.

Apply Now


Upcoming Events:

Dates and registration links are below. Please keep in mind our training is always free and virtual for your convenience.

  • Stay tuned for dates during Summer 2021.

Thank You for all that you do for Virginia’s Veterans!


Contact the Military Education Workforce Initiative

Military Education Workforce Initiative
101 N. 14th Street, 17th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Telephone: 804-482-8494

Name Title Contact Information

Patrice Jones

Education Workforce Manager