The following organizations are business partners of VA Ready:


Bank of America
Carilion Clinic


HII (Huntington Ingalls Inc.)
Northrop Grumman


Sentara Healthcare


Dominion Energy
Genworth Financial

Founding Partners

The following partners made Virginia Ready possible:
Carilion Clinic
Dominion Energy
Genworth Financial


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

HII is an all-domain defense and technologies partner, recognized worldwide as America’s largest shipbuilder. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable an all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong.
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?

Join VA Ready as a 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. 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 Talent Task Forces to dynamically evolve curricula, and work with VA Ready to share job opportunities with qualified, credentialed VA Ready Scholars.


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 have the opportunity to get their job openings in front of and interview VA Ready Scholars.

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

Direct connection to VA Ready Education Partners to shape requirements and curricula for your in-demand occupations through membership on a VA Ready Talent Task Force that brings together workforce development professionals from both sides of the equation – training and hiring.

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.

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