Hampton Roads

“O2O is providing me with a stepping stone to take that next step out of the military into the civilian career workplace. The program has helped me to possess the training, added credentials, and confidence I need to move forward. It truly is providing us with the opportunity to go ‘onward.’”
Jonathan Ricafrente, U.S. Army
Track: IT (Security Fundamentals)

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Hampton Roads

Onward to Opportunity – at Hampton Roads offers two career tracks: Information Technology and Business Management. Your journey will begin with four days of face-to-face classroom training and facilitation that includes the two-day Onward to Your Career course and the two-day foundations course in a learning pathway of your choosing. The classroom portion is followed by 6-12 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 this program, you will leave with the following:

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


  • Cohort 11 – July 8-10th, 2019
  • Cohort 12 – October 15-17th, 2019

Paulina Thompson

O2O Program Coordinator
Hampton Roads, Virginia

John Malfitano

O2O Program Manager
Hampton Roads, Virginia

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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