Fort Carson

The Onward to Opportunity Program at Fort Carson


Onward to Opportunity offers two career tracks: Information Technology & Business Management.

Onward to Opportunity Colorado programs take place in Colorado Springs. The program begins with four days of in-person classroom instruction that includes the Onward to Your Career (OTYC) course and the industry foundations courses in Human Resources, Project Management, Six Sigma, and Information Technology. The classroom portion is followed by 12 weeks of industry-validated online coursework, which prepares you to earn an industry certification. For those who are pursuing the PMP certification you will also be required to attend a 5-Day Virtual Bootcamp after attending OTYC.

While you complete your certification coursework, you will also have the opportunity participate in networking events, employer partner engagement activities, and industry panel discussions to hone your personal marketing techniques and skills. This is a great way to gain an 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 in resume development and interview preparation.

Interested? Please contact the Program Manager below or get started here!

*For everyone’s safety, all classroom instruction will be delivered in a virtual webinar format until further notice.

Disclaimer: Some O2O installations do not offer all possible coursework. Please contact the installation team to learn of any restrictions. All O2O course offerings can be viewed here.

Program participants will leave with following:

  • Industry-Specific Certification
  • Professional Network
  • Career Coaching
  • Professional Resume
  • Increased Confidence as you Transition to the Private Sector or make a Career Change
  • Interview Matching

Upcoming Cohort Schedule

  • Cohort 20
    Program Start Date: January 11, 2022
    Application Deadline: December 17, 2021
  • Cohort 21
    Program Start Date: April 19, 2022
    Application Deadline: April 8, 2022
  • Cohort 22* evening cohort
    Program Start Date: May 17, 2022
    Application Deadline: May 6, 2022
  • Cohort 23
    Program Start Date:  July 12, 2022
    Application Deadline:  June 30, 2022
  • Cohort 24
    Program Start Date:  October 25, 2022
    Application Deadline:  October 14, 2022
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Joe Aldaz

Fort Carson Program Manager, O2O jvaldaz@syr.edu
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