The following organizations are business partners of VA Ready:

Founding Partners

Carilion Clinics
Dominion Energy
EY
Genworth
PwC
SAIC
Verisign

Strategic Partners

Bank of America
Booz Allen Hamilton
CoStar Group
Fairfax Radiology Centers
Peraton
Sentara Healthcare
Stride

Business Partners

1901 Group
BAE Systems
Bon Secours Richmond Health System
CNSI
General Dynamics
Harris Williams
Huntington Ingalls
ManTech International Corp.
Maximus
Northrop Grumman

 

Founding Partners

Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit health care organization serving nearly one million people in Virginia through hospitals, outpatient specialty centers and advanced primary care practices. Led by multi-specialty physician teams with a shared philosophy that puts the patient first, Carilion is committed to improving outcomes for every patient while advancing the quality of care through medical education and research.
More than 7 million customers in 20 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy, headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
Genworth Financial, Inc., headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is a Fortune 500 insurance holding company committed to helping families achieve the dream of homeownership and address the financial challenges of aging through its leadership positions in mortgage insurance and long term care insurance.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.
SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator solving our nation’s most complex challenges across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets. Our offerings include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 25,500 employees and annual revenues of about $7.1 billion.
Verisign, a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enables internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names. Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce. To learn more about what it means to be Powered by Verisign, please visit Verisign.com.

 

Strategic Partners

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive.
For more than 100 ​​years, business, government, and military leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. As a consulting firm with experts in analytics, digital, engineering, and cyber, we help organizations transform.
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Our online platforms enable clients to analyze, interpret and gain insight on commercial property values, market conditions, and current availability. CoStar Group’s research operation — the largest in the commercial real estate industry — is headquartered in Richmond, VA.
Fairfax Radiology Centers, LLC (FRC), established in 2020 as a joint venture between the physicians of Fairfax Radiological Consultants, P.C. and Inova/Radiology Imaging Associates, is the largest radiology practice in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. With over 90 subspecialized radiologists and 800 employees, FRC provides leading-edge medical imaging at more than 20 outpatient locations throughout Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. FRC works with local hospitals and health care providers to deliver an excellent patient experience and top quality, specialized care for the better health of our community. The radiologists at Fairfax Radiology Centers are affiliated with the region’s top-ranked hospitals and are consistently selected as “Top Doctors” by Northern Virginia and Washingtonian magazines. They have many years of experience in treating patients in Northern Virginia and the greater D.C. area, and are highly regarded by their medical peers in the community.
Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.
Sentara Healthcare celebrates a 130-year history of innovation, compassion and community benefit. Based in Norfolk, VA, Sentara is a diverse not-for-profit family of 12 hospitals, an array of integrated services and a team of nearly 30,000 strong on a mission to improve health every day. This mandate is pursued through a disciplined strategy to achieve Top 10% performance in key measures through shared best practices, transformation of primary care through clinical integration and strategic growth that adds value to the communities we serve in Virginia and North Carolina.
At Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) – formerly K12 Inc. – we are reimagining lifelong learning as a rich, deeply personal experience that prepares learners for tomorrow. Since its inception, Stride has been committed to removing barriers that impact academic equity and to providing high-quality education for anyone—particularly those in underserved communities. The company has transformed the teaching and learning experience for millions of people by providing innovative, high-quality, tech-enabled education solutions, curriculum, and programs directly to students, schools, the military, and enterprises in primary, secondary, and post-secondary settings. Stride is a premier provider of K-12 education for students, schools, and districts, including career learning services through middle and high school curriculum. Providing a solution to the widening skills gap in the workplace and student loan crisis, Stride equips students with real world skills for in-demand jobs with career learning. For adult learners, Stride delivers professional skills training in healthcare and technology, as well as staffing and talent development for Fortune 500 companies. Stride has delivered millions of courses over the past decade and serves learners in all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

 

Business Partners

1901 Group develops innovative IT services and solutions for the public and private sector. We improve service delivery with our FedRAMP-authorized Enterprise IT Operations Center (EITOC) for 24×7 user, complex IT infrastructure, and mission-critical systems support. Our capabilities include cloud, cybersecurity, and enterprise-scale managed services to transition customers from traditional on-premise IT infrastructure models to hybrid cloud solutions that improve performance and reduce costs. We proudly serve customers in federal, state, and local governments, including law enforcement agencies and commercial markets. Customers benefit from our 24×7 Cloud Factory with FedRAMP authorization, ISO 9001 certification, and CMMI Maturity Level 3 appraisals. Visit our newsroom and simplify IT with 1901 Group.
At BAE Systems, their advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. BAE Systems searches for new ways to provide customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. They employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.
In 1966, Bon Secours expanded its mission to provide good help to those in need with the opening of St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA. In 1995, Richmond Community Hospital joined the Bon Secours Health System, and in 1998, Memorial Regional Medical Center began serving in the Hanover community. Bon Secours further expanded in 2005, adding its 4th hospital in the Greater Richmond area, when St. Francis Medical Center opened.Today the Catholic healthcare system is one of the area’s largest employers, nationally recognized by AARP and Working Mother magazine. In addition to the four hospitals, Bon Secours Richmond includes a college of nursing, a school of medical imaging, and two family practice residency programs. True to the Sisters’ original mission of a comprehensive healing ministry. Bon Secours Richmond is active in community outreach health programs and services.

CNSI delivers a broad range of health information technology enterprise solutions to a diverse base of state and federal agencies. We help our clients improve the health and well-being of individuals and families through transformative technology-enabled solutions.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is a global aerospace and defense company offering a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT services; C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair. General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people worldwide and generated $39.4 billion in revenue in 2019.
Harris Williams, an investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, serves clients worldwide with passion, commitment, and a pursuit of excellence. The firm applies these same principles to serving those around us through partnerships that help our communities.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.
ManTech provides mission-focused technology solutions and services for U.S. defense, intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. In business more than 50 years, we excel in full-spectrum cyber, data collection & analytics, enterprise IT, systems engineering and software application development solutions that support national and homeland security.
Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens worldwide to successfully engage with their government programs. With over 35,000 employees across 8 countries, Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and government agencies.
Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

 

 

Want to become a VA Ready business or strategic partner?

Find talent.

Join VA Ready as a Founding Partner, Strategic Partner or Business Partner to have access to a talented pool of qualified individuals, the opportunity to shape training content for your in-demand roles, and build relationships across the Commonwealth.

Employer engagement is the backbone of VA Ready and a key to the success of our mission to place thousands of motivated Virginians in high-demand jobs over the next two years. Employers across Virginia in the high-growth industries of computer and cyber, healthcare and skilled trades expect annual demand for at least 6,000 to 8,000 new jobs that can be filled by VA Ready scholars.

With talent development at the core of their workforce strategies, business partners contribute financially, actively participate on the Talent Task Force to dynamically evolve curricula, engage their workforce in our future student mentoring program, and participate in the VA Ready Job Exchange and offer VA Ready Scholars options of interview opportunities when available.

 

Why should my business partner with VA Ready?

There are three key benefits for your business.  When you become a partner with VA Ready, you will have:

Access to reliable, qualified talent

Our Business Partners post their job openings with VA Ready and interview the skilled pool of VA Ready Scholars for open positions in your company.

​A meaningful say in shaping curricula for your in-demand roles

Direct connection to the community college system to shape requirements and curricula for your in-demand occupations through membership on the VA Ready Talent Task Force that brings together workforce development professionals from the FastForward program and the VCCS.

New and stronger relationships across the Commonwealth

Join and strengthen the network of local stakeholders in workforce development and develop pathways to employment and meaningful careers.

Want to learn more about how your business can partner with VA Ready?