El Paso / Fort Bliss Area

The Onward to Opportunity Program at El Paso / Fort Bliss Area


Onward to Opportunity for El Paso/Fort Bliss directly serves Fort Bliss and the surrounding military communities in the Borderplex area as well as remotely supporting other installations in the Southwest such as Holloman AFB, White Sands, Kirtland AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Fort Huachuca. We also support the Texas and New Mexico National Guard and the Reserves. The program offers two main career tracks: Information Technology and Business Management.

Your journey will begin with three to four days of face-to-face classroom training and facilitation that includes the Onward to Your Career course and the 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 events and with our National and Local Employer Partners to hone your personal marketing techniques, skills, and industry knowledge. 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 assist you with job placement, building your resume, and preparing 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.

Program participants will leave with the following:

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

Upcoming Cohort Schedule

  • 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



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Laura Butler

El Paso/Fort Bliss Program Manager | O2O lbutle01@syr.edu
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Danielle Bootes

El Paso/Fort Bliss Program Coordinator | O2O dcbootes@syr.edu