About O2O

What is Onward to Opportunity (O2O)?

Onward to Opportunity (O2O) formerly known as the Veteran Career Transition Program (VCTP) is a free career training program that provides professional certification and job placement support to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses. O2O combines industry-validated curricula, strong partnerships with leading veteran service organizations and private sector companies to provide professional certification and employment services support to transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.

O2O Participants Receive

  • Access to training and professional certifications that help prepare you for your next career – at no cost to you
  • Flexible learning pathways aligned to over 30 industry certifications, professional certificates or in-demand fields
  • Individualized career preparation services and job placement support provided by program partner, Hire Heroes USA
  • One-on-one support from IVMF program staff

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O2O Employer Partners Receive

  • Access to a trained, certified and highly qualified talent pool of transitioning service members, military spouses and veterans ready to make a difference at your organization
  • Opportunities to engage locally (nationwide) or virtually with program participants
  • Partnership with a program and organization that works closely to integrate with your existing talent acquisition processes
  • Recognition as an O2O Employer Partner alongside other Fortune 500 companies who are committed to hiring transitioning military, veterans and their spouses.

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  • Active Duty U.S. Military: Any active duty service member who will transition from military service to the civilian workforce in the next 6 months with an honorable discharge status.
  • U.S. Veterans: Any veteran separated or retired from the military with at least 180 days of service and an honorable discharge status
  • U.S. National Guard/Reservists: Any active member of the National Guard and Reserve that is currently in a part-time status. If the service member is on active duty status in the National Guard or Reserve, they are subject to the active duty eligibility.
  • Spouses: Spouses of any active duty U.S. military service member, U.S. veteran, and active member of the U.S. National Guard or Reserve.

For more on eligibility requirements see our FAQ.

Onward to opportunity graduate Jean-carlos Hernandez.

“I believe the true benefit of the program is finding out what you would be happiest doing, which made the transition from the military much less daunting. I had a general sense of what I wanted and the program helped me more clearly identify where I should be focusing my attention for a new career.”

Military Installation: Submarine base, Kings Bay, Georgia
O2O Site: Tri-Base Jacksonville
Project Management Professional (PMP) Graduate
Project Manager, CORYS, Inc.

Jean-Carlos (JC) Hernandez

Lieutenant, US NAVY