El Paso / Fort Bliss Area

“My first reaction to O2O was that it was too good to be true but O2O is opening doors for me. As a graduate, with industry credentials in hand, I have expanded my technical capabilities and am now in a better position to lead and impact in the business environment, just like I have in the military. I am proud to be amongst the first cohort of graduates, blazing the trail for future participants.”
Robertson “Lee” Moreland, U.S. Army
Track: IT (Cisco Network Technician – Small Network Fundamentals)

Training exercise outside Fort Bliss with soldiers and helicopter.

El Paso / Fort Bliss Area

Onward to Opportunity in the El Paso/Fort Bliss area offers two career tracks: Information Technology and Business Management. Your journey will begin with three days of face-to-face classroom training and facilitation that includes the two-day “Onward to Your Career!” course, the half day foundations course in a learning pathway of your choosing, and a half-day of resource and employment panels. The classroom portion is followed by 6-10 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? Contact us at ElPasoO2O@syr.edu or click here to get started!

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

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

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


  • Cohort 6 – October 15th, 2019
  • Cohort 7 – December 3rd, 2019
  • Cohort 8 – February 4th, 2020
  • Cohort 9 – April 7th, 2020
  • Cohort 10 – June 23rd, 2020
  • Cohort 11 – September 1st, 2020
  • Cohort 12 – November 17th, 2020

Laura Butler

O2O Program Manager

O2O Program Coordinator

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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