Wayne Schutt onward to opportunity emplyer interview

Employer – Wayne Schutt

Wayne Schutt, an employer discusses the Onward to Opportunity program and how it helps veterans transitioning into the workforce. "They're driven people."

Mourzena Coombs interview

Ford Drum Graduate – Mourzena Coombs

Onward to Opportunity graduate Mourzena Coombs explains how as a military spouse she was unsure about the program at first. It was only after some encouragement from her husband she began the program and now she says, "I want other spouses to do it also." 

Lt. Col. Edward Hollis a fort drum graduate talks about the onward to opportunity program

Fort Drum Graduate – LTC Edward Hollis

"The thought of transition and entering the transition process was stressful on me," says Lt. Col. Edward Hollis. A Ford Drum Graduate of the Onward to Opportunity and The Veteran Career Transition Program (O2O-VCTP).

reese wheeler Convergys Recruiter talking about onward to opportunity

Employer – Reese Wheeler

Reese Wheeler, a recruiter for Converges, explains why she enjoys working with veterans so much. She believes the skills veterans learn from the military translate very well to civilian work

Stephan murray onward to opportunity graduate interview

Fort Drum Graduate – Stephan Murray

We believe the best way to demonstrate the impact of the Onward to Opportunity is by letting our graduates explain it in their own words. Stephan Murray, a graduate from O2O-VCTP, explains why the program is so beneficial to all veterans. How it helps ease some of the burdens for veterans transitioning to civilian life and why, as he claims, it […]

Newsletter Spring 2017

Welcome In the next five years, over one million military members and their families will transition to civilian life. For many, finding employment will be the most challenging part. The Onward to Opportunity program – a public-private partnership between the Schultz Family Foundation and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, in collaboration with the United States […]

84 to Graduate from Joint Base San Antonio Career Skills Training Program with New Lease on Life

Many graduates of the Onward to Opportunity career training and certification program receive job offers from top companies such as Amazon, USAA and Accenture Federal Services before they leave the military. SAN ANTONIO, T.X., (Jan. 16, 2017) – Eighty-four service members and military spouses from Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) will start 2017 on a high note as they celebrate […]

New Statewide Employment Partnership Helps North Carolina-Based Transitioning Service Members, Spouses Get Connected to Jobs, Skills Training 6 Months Before Leaving Military

Onward to Opportunity (O2O) has partnered with North Carolina for Military Employment (NC4ME), the state’s public-private partnership tasked with making North Carolina the number one state for military employment. JACKSONVILLE, NC, Nov. 2, 2016 – Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced a new statewide employment partnership to help North Carolina-based service members and their spouses get connected to jobs and […]

New Fort Drum Program Connects Transitioning Service Members and Spouses to Military-Friendly Employers

The Onward to Opportunity (O2O) career training program hosted its first class in the North Country at Fort Drum. Fort Drum, NY (October 10, 2016) – On Thursday, September 15, 2016, 47 service members and military family members from the Fort Drum Military Community began their Onward to Opportunity (O2O) journeys. O2O is currently the only career skills program on the […]

Tri-Base Jacksonville Celebrates O2O Graduation

Tri-Base Jacksonville recognizes 18 service members and military spouses who have completed the Onward to Opportunity (O2O) career skills training program. TRI-BASE JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (9/12/16) – Last week at Naval Station Mayport USO Center, the Schultz Family Foundation (SFF) and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University recognized 16 trailblazing service members and military spouses who […]


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