Washington, D.C., February 8 –The Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC), the premier non-profit organization for companies in homeland and national security, and the Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA), the foremost organization for non commissioned officers in all branches of the military, today announced a powerful partnership to find meaningful employment for transitioning veterans and allow them to continue their commitment to the security of the nation with employers working in homeland and national security.
“We are thrilled to further our goal of matching our honored veterans with high quality, high paying positions that continue to serve the mission of securing our country. The contractors that participate with GTSC are working with all of the federal agencies charged with this mission and understand that veterans are the ideal employees who understand mission, often have security clearances, and are committed to our nation,” said Kristina Tanasichuk, CEO of GTSC at the announcement.
The Government Technology & Services Coalition represents nearly 140 companies that work in homeland and national security across the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Justice, State, Treasury and the Intelligence Community. GTSC has a strategic partnership with Ability One contractor Linden Resources through their Vets Ready to Work program which supports veterans and wounded warriors with training, professional development and other employment supports to transition to meaningful, lasting employment opportunities.
“NCOA has been hosting Career Expos for our military for over 44 years. Our partnership with GTSC supports our mission of finding the right type of employment for our transitioning military members and assuring that the agencies charged with protecting our nation have the best, most committed individuals supporting them. The contractors working in GTSC work in this mission and would be ideal employers for veterans,” added Jon Ostrowski, Executive Director, NCOA.
The NCOA was established in 1960 to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers in all branches of the Armed Forces, Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, Veterans (separated and retired), widows, and their families. NCOA is currently a leader in Veterans and Spouse Employment, a strong voice on Capitol Hill and in the Veterans Administration. The NCOA will be hosting 25 Career Expos across the continental U.S. and Europe in 2017. The goal of the Career Expo program is to connect America’s heroes and their dependents with profitable, meaningful employment.
NCOA and GTSC will work together to develop expos to meet the needs of transitioning veterans, find and offer training for veterans, and work with GTSC members to identify the skills needed, and jobs available. GTSC will work with its members to identify gaps in their labor pools, strategize on future needs, and work to match appropriate transitioning military personnel with high quality employment. For more information on NCOA Career Expos, go to www.NCOACareerExpos.com
and for more information on GTSC, go to www.gtscoalition.com
The Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC) is a nonprofit, non-partisan 501(c)(6) association of companies that work with government partners to achieve mission. Our vision is to provide an ethical, effective platform to leverage the private sector to bring the best homeland and national security ideas, technologies and innovations to the mission of securing our nation. GTSC’s mission is to provide exceptional advocacy, capacity building, partnership opportunities and marketing in the Federal security space for small and mid-sized companies and to support and assist our government partners achieve their critical missions with the highest integrity; best and most innovative technologies; and results-based, quality products and services to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from any terrorist attack or natural disaster. For more information on these mentors and the Government Technology & Services Coalition, please visit www.GTSCoalition.com
or learn about our mid-tier initiative at www.GTSCMidTierSolution.com.
The Non Commissioned Officers Association is the premier organization representing the enlisted of our military since 1960, founded to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers. The voice of the Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, Veterans (separated and retired), widows, and their families, NCOA leads efforts on Veterans and Spouse Employment, Capitol Hill, and at the Veterans Administration on behalf of our nearly 60,000 members. Learn more at www.NCOAUSA.org