Goochland County Public Schools recently completed the training requirements to become a V3-Certified Employer through the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program.

Virginia’s V3 program increases awareness of resources available for veteran recruiting, hiring, and retention and assists companies and organizations with progress toward achieving veteran-hiring goals. GCPS currently employs 11 veterans.

“We are proud to include several veterans among our current workforce in Goochland County Public Schools and are excited to become a V3-certified employer,” Assistant Superintendent of Administration Andrew Armstrong, Ph.D., said. “We believe participating in this program will help us attract and support future employees, and we are proud to be an employer of choice for veterans.”

“We are proud of your public commitment to the Commonwealth and are confident that your V3-Certification will cause veterans to look to you as a great place to work,” Daniel M. Gade, Ph.D., Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, wrote in a congratulatory letter. “You have the full support of the VDVS team as we move forward together to increase employment opportunities for Virginia's veterans in pursuit of the of the Governor's goal to make Virginia the best place for veterans to live, work, and raise a family.

“We know industries like yours are on the lookout for talent, and our nation's veterans have proven to be knowledgeable and talented. Linking them with employment opportunities will help get our veterans on the road to a new career,” Gade wrote.