San Diego

“VCTP has been instrumental in my transition from the military and my pursuit of a civilian career. The longer you serve in the military, the harder it is to transition because your civilian counterparts have been gaining valuable experience in their technical field. VCTP does a great job bridging this gap through interactive coursework in relevant subject areas and assistance from Syracuse University advisors along the way.”
James Turk, U.S. Army

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San Diego

The Onward to Opportunity Program at San Diego 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 and the one-day foundations course in a learning pathway of your choosing. The classroom portion is followed by 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
  • Valuable Career Coaching and Development
  • Interview Matching


If you want to learn more about O2O, we will be conducting information sessions at 11:30 a.m. PST at the County of San Diego Office of Military & Veterans Affairs at 401 Mile of Cars Way, Ste. 300, National City, CA 91950 on the following dates:

  • September 5th, 2019
  • September 19th, 2019
  • September 26th, 2019


  • October 11, 2019

Joanna Sansoterra

O2O Program Coordinator, San Diego

Kathryn Warren

O2O Program Manager, Camp Pendleton/San Diego

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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