Leveraging Data to Improve The Lives of Transitioning Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
How do you measure the impact of a program? The Onward to Opportunity program is the nation’s leading career preparation and training program for the military-connected community. To fully understand the reach and impact of the program, we visualized certain program data points to inform interested stakeholders, at a glance, of the program’s activities and performance. From participant outcomes to curriculum data, the O2O Insights dashboard is the best way to get up-to-date and accurate information demonstrating the full scope and scale of programmatic operations and impact.
At a glance, this bar chart shows the breakdown of all participant outcomes achieved at each location and for Online learners. Please note, only one outcome per participant is displayed here, prioritized in the following order: Hire, Certification, Entry into Higher Education, Course Completion.
Try the filter tool to narrow down the results by the military connection of participants for more in-depth analysis!
These program-wide indicators provides a behind-the-scenes look at what it means to run a program at the O2O scale.
NOTE: We report 6-month and 12-month Retention Rates for our program participants who gain employment through the program. We would like to note here that we report only verified retention information, meaning we rely on survey responses, and as such our Retention Rate reflects only those who have responded to verify their retention status.
They provide insight into the number of employer partners engaged by the program, the number of major DoD installations where O2O operates, the growing number of learning pathways offered, the total number of participants enrolled to date & the number of cohorts launched annually, and the high level of performance we maintain, via the UPO Rate.
O2O has grown steadily over the past several years – this timeline displays the launch date for each installation’s first cohort, from Joint-Base Lewis McCord and Camp Pendleton in October 2015 to our newest location, Pittsburgh, in January 2019.
Cohort – A class of O2O participants (either in-class or virtual) that start and complete the program on the same timeline and often engage in peer-to-peer networking and study groups.
Training Track – The online learning pathway chosen by the participant. Training Tracks are grouped by Career Track.
Career Track – O2O currently offers three career tracks: Information Technology, Business Management / Customer Service, and Other.
Online Learner – An O2O participant that takes part in the program entirely virtually, either because of personal preference or geographic location.
In-classroom Learner – An O2O participant that takes the course at one of the 18 participating O2O installations
Skilled – Learner completed the Onward to Your Career Curriculum.
Universal Positive Outcomes (UPOs) – Considering the range of intentions and goals that participants have when participating in Onward to Opportunity, we measure a collection of positive outcomes that represent the full spectrum of ‘successful’ participation in the program. UPOs include being hired, entry into a higher education program, certification, and course completion. Participants can, and often do, achieve more than one positive outcome through program participation. NOTE: In this dashboard, the UPO Rate includes only one outcome per person to avoid over-counting