The following organizations are business partners of VA Ready:

Founding Partners

Carilion Clinics
Dominion Energy

Strategic Partners

Bank of America
Booz Allen Hamilton
CoStar Group
Sentara Healthcare

Business Partners

1901 Group
Bon Secours Richmond Health System
General Dynamics
Harris Williams
Huntington Ingalls
ManTech International Corp.
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.


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.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) helps students of all ages reach their full potential through inspired teaching and personalized learning. The company provides innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to students, schools and enterprises in primary, secondary and post-secondary settings. K12 is a premier provider of career readiness education services and a leader in skills training, technology staffing and talent development. The company provides programs which combine traditional high school academics with career technical education through its Destinations Career Academies. Adult learning is delivered through K12’s subsidiary, Galvanize, a leader in developing capabilities for individuals and corporations in technical fields such as software engineering and data science. K12 has delivered millions of courses over the past decade and serves students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The company is a proud sponsor of the Future of School, a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gap between the pace of technology in daily life and the pace of change in education.
At Perspecta we question, we seek and we solve. Perspecta brings a diverse set of capabilities to our U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care and state and local markets. Our 260+ patents are more than just pieces of paper, they tell the story of our innovation. With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to not only execute the mission, but build and support the backbone that enables it.
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.


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.

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, unemployed 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?