Emerald Coast

I specifically targeted O2O because of the amazing opportunity to earn competitive certifications. What I did not expect was the immersion in networking and job-hunting skills. O2O opens students up and not only shows them how to be successful but also hands us the resources to do it efficiently.
—Zack Hughes, E-6, U.S. Army Green Beret, PMP

U.S. Army Green Berets from the 7th Special Forces Group jump out of a C-130H3 Hercules for Emerald Warrior at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Emerald Coast, Florida

Onward to Opportunity for the Emerald Coast Military Community in Florida offers two career tracks: Information Technology and Business Management. Your journey will begin with four days of face-to-face career development training and facilitation. This classroom training includes the two-day Onward to Your Career course, one-day of Community Support briefs and mock interview sessions with local employer partners, and one-day of your industry foundations followed by the Employer Spotlights and networking event. The classroom portion is followed by 12-16 weeks of online coursework to earn an industry certification.

While you complete your certification coursework, you will also participate in mixer/networking events with our National Employer Partners to hone your personal marketing techniques and skills. This is a great way to gain inside perspective on careers in the private sector while introducing yourself to companies who are looking to hire O2O graduates. Additionally, our National Partner Hire Heroes USA will also help to build your resume and prepare you for interviews.

Interested? Please contact us below or get started here!

Disclaimer: Some installations do not offer all possible coursework. Please contact the installation team to learn of any restrictions.

As a participant in the program, you will leave with the following:

  • Enhanced resume
  • Industry-specific certification
  • Enhanced Professional Network
  • Valuable Career Coaching and Development
  • Interview Matching

Upcoming Cohort Schedule

  • Cohort 4 – November 4th, 2019
  • Cohort 5 – March 2nd, 2020


O2O Program Manager
Emerald Coast Florida

(904) 563-7980

David Robison

David Robison
O2O Program Coordinator
Emerald Coast Florida

(850) 582-0933

Interested in taking a class?

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.


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