John Swales, V3 Operations Coordinator with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) in Richmond, Virginia shared the certificate with the ICC team in November.
According to the DVS, Virginia has a unique opportunity in that it has the youngest Veterans population in the United States, and the fastest growing Veteran labor force in the United States. Thousands of new Veterans enter Virginia’s workforce each year, and that number is projected to rise in the coming years.
Willie Cantrell, ICC Safety Manager stated, “Virginia has the second largest Veteran population transitioning into the private market. Many of these Veterans have been certified through the military to drive combination vehicles and Governor McAuliffe has made it possible for them to transition from a Military license to a CDL license through the V3 Program.” He continued, “The V3 Program supports our company’s strategy by introducing us to qualified individuals seeking long-term employment in the private sector after completing their military obligations.”
Since the execution of the initial concept in 2012, the V3 Program has grown to reach hundreds of companies, who have pledged over 13,000 jobs to Veterans, resulting in over 10,000 actual hires reported so far. With their commitment, Intertrans Carrier Company solidifies the mission of learning about and serving Virginia's Veterans, and improving the economy of the Commonwealth.
About Klöckner Pentaplast
The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is a global leader in providing packaging, printing, and specialty solutions serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, beverage, and card markets among others. With a broad portfolio of rigid plastic films and services powered by innovation, Klöckner Pentaplast plays an integral role in the customer value chain by marketing and protecting product integrity, safety, consumer health, and, ultimately, brand reputation.
Thanks for 50 years
Founded in 1965 the company is celebrating its 50th anniversary under this motto, extending special thanks to clients, stakeholders and employees for their commitment. Klöckner Pentaplast has grown from its initial facility in Montabaur, Germany, to effective operations in 12 countries with 18 production sites. Within the last fiscal year, the company had sales of over € 1.194 billion and currently employs over 3,200 people committed to serving customers worldwide. The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is wholly owned by an investor group led by SVP Global.
About the Virginia Department of Veterans Services
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) operates 26 benefit services offices that assist veterans and their family members in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; two long-term care facilities offering nursing, assisted living, and domiciliary care for veterans, and three veterans cemeteries that provide an honored final resting place for veterans and their families. VDVS provides veterans and family members with direct linkages to needed services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education, and other programs. Learn more here.