Emerald Coast / Panhandle Florida

The Onward to Opportunity Program at the Emerald Coast/Panhandle Military Community in Florida

Onward to Opportunity for the Emerald Coast/Panhandle Military Community offers two career tracks: Information Technology & Business Management.

Your journey will begin with five days of face-to-face career development training and facilitation. This classroom training includes the two-day Onward to Your Career course, one-day of career development modules and facilitation to include mock interview sessions with local employer partners and culminates in a half-day of your industry foundations followed by the Employer Spotlight Networking event. This four-day phenomenal career development in-class portion is followed by 13 weeks of online coursework to earn an industry certification.

While you complete your certification coursework, you will also participate in local mixer/networking events with our National and Community Employer Partners and Veteran Support Organizations to hone your personal marketing techniques and skills. Networking is a great way to gain an inside perspective on careers in the private sector while introducing yourself to companies that 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 review our Frequently Asked Questions page and then be sure to fill out an interested/registration card 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

2021 Dates

  • Cohort 9 – Jul 19-23, 2021
  • Cohort 10 – Dec 6-10, 2021

Florida 2022 Dates

  • Cohort 1 – February 21 – 25, 2022
  • Cohort 2 –  May 23 – 27, 2022
  • Cohort 3 – August 22 – 26 , 2022
  • Cohort 4 – November 14 – 18, 2022

Again, if interested, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page and then be sure to fill out an interested/registration card to get started here! You will then receive an email inviting you to attend a virtual Orientation session where all your questions will be answered.


Patricia Piazza

Florida Military Community Program Manager, O2O ppiazza@syr.edu

Emily Spencer

Florida Military Community Program Coordinator | O2O ekspence@syr.edu

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