The Program

Our Mission: Empower qualified transitioning service members and military families with the specific skills, certifications, and training required to start successful civilian careers in growing industries. Onward to Opportunity connects hiring employers to veteran talent that is prepared to meet current, real-time labor market needs.

O2O brings civilian career training to eligible service members up to six months prior to their transition date and any active duty military spouse, regardless of where their partner is in their military career, any member of the selected reserve and veterans with an honorable discharge status. O2O combines industry-validated curricula, strong partnerships, and comprehensive career coaching and placement services to match program candidates with civilian job opportunities.

Onward to Opportunity works closely with our industry partners to understand current labor demand and define the skills and qualities required of the ideal candidate. These findings directly impact the design and deployment of our industry-specific curricula, which is tailored to these market needs.

How it Works

Program Assessment
All individuals interested in O2O complete a personal assessment to identify a training plan based on their existing military and non-military experience, civilian career interests, and post-military goals.

Training and Certification
O2O offers classroom and web-based training to accommodate all types of learners. O2O currently offer three career tracks: Customer Service Excellence, Information Technology, and Business Management. SEE CAREER TRACKS & COURSE OFFERINGS

Career Search and Placement
O2O empowers service members and their families with the knowledge, skills, and coaching needed to excel in their chosen career path while preparing them for specific job opportunities with employer partners.