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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.

Training and Education Alliance

Executive Summary


The Training and Education Alliance 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, providing military cultural sensitivity training to education staff, and highlighting community service initiatives are three methods used by the TEA Alliance program 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.


– Provide free training for faculty and staff on Veteran cultural competency
– Assist institutions with improving the enrollment and graduation rates of Military and Veteran students
– Facilitate the employment of Military-related graduates by identifying and developing employment pipelines
– Award institutions a Governor-issued certification as an Educator of Choice for Virginia’s Veterans
– Award individual faculty and staff members in higher education certifications as Ambassadors in the Military-related student space


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 Alliance 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. Both individuals and institutions can become certified and join the Alliance.

The Training and Education Alliance (formerly known as the V3 Educator Program) was made possible through a generous grant by Altria. Developed with the guidance of a steering committee of 13 Virginia Colleges and Universities combined with in-depth research into the best practices of educational institutions across the United States, the curriculum is both well researched and practical. Additional Training Pilots were completed to further improve and refine its content.

TEA 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!


Upcoming Training:

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

  • Stay tuned for training dates during Fall 2020.

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


Contact the Training and Education Alliance

Training and Education Alliance
101 N. 14th Street, 17th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Telephone: 804-482-8494

Name Title Contact Information

Patrice Jones

Apprenticeship Manager