OVIEDO, Fla. – STS Federal is one of 32 businesses from seven states and Washington D.C., to graduate from the inaugural Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP)’s ADVANCE Program, a comprehensive training program designed to help veteran-owned companies take their businesses to the next level of sustained growth in the Federal marketplace.

“My participation in the VIP’s ADVANCE program was an incredible experience,” said Kevin Gregoire, chief operating officer at STS Federal.  “This program connected me with other business leaders that have faced or will face similar challenges.  In addition to the comprehensive sessions on Building a High-Performance Team, Mergers & Acquisitions, Creating Growth, and Financial Management, I gained invaluable contacts comprised of classmates and instructors.  The program created an environment for industry leaders to reach out and support each other.  I look forward to implementing what I have learned as we grow STS Federal in 2022. “

“This program is the first of its kind in the country.  As our graduates continue to grow, they face new challenges.  VIP ADVANCE provides them with the information and network needed to sustain their growing companies,” said Barbara Ashe, the National Director for VIP.  “We are tremendously grateful for the support from JPMorgan Chase & Co. in partnering with VIP to deliver this program.”

VIP ADVANCE is a three-day, 27-hour comprehensive certification program designed specifically for VIP Graduates.  Participants must be a C-level executive of a company operating for at least five years, have earned at least $10M in annual revenue, and have PRIME experience or currently bidding on PRIME contracts.

STS Federal is a professional services company supporting the Federal Government in a variety of mission areas, including healthcare, SETA support, project management, information technology, cybersecurity, `and training across geographically dispersed CONUS and OCONUS locations.  A certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with highly experienced leadership, STS Federal has a proven track record of effective customer support, program management, and operations serving government and industry clients in simulation, training, healthcare, and defense industries.

VIP ADVANCE is the fifth VIP government contracting program offered by the National Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP).  Over 1,900 companies from all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam have participated in the VIP programs, including 36 named on the 2021 Inc. 5000 List.

VIP is fully funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, partnerships with the Small Business Administration, Lockheed Martin, JPMorgan Chase, the State of Maryland, and VIP sponsors.

For more information on VIP, visit www.NationalVip.org.