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 and Denver. The program begins with four days of classroom instruction* that includes the Onward to Your Career (OTYC) course and the industry foundations courses in Customer Service Excellence, Human Resources, Project Management, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Information Technology. The classroom portion is followed by 12 weeks of industry-validated online coursework, which prepares you to earn an industry certification.

While you complete your certification coursework, you will also participate in networking events, employer partner engagement activities, and industry panel discussion to hone your personal marketing techniques and skills. 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 in resume development and interview preparation.

Interested? Please contact us 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 13 – Colorado Springs
Program Start Date: September 15, 2020
Application Deadline: August 27, 2020

Cohort 14 – Aurora
Program Start Date: October 26, 2020
Application Deadline: October 8, 2020

Cohort 15 – Colorado Springs
Program Start Date: January 19, 2021
Application Deadline: December 19, 2020

Cohort 16 – Aurora
Program Start Date: March 1, 2021
Application Deadline: February 20, 2021

Cohort 17 – Colorado Springs
Program Start Date: April 20, 2021
Application Deadline: March 19, 2021

Cohort 18 – Colorado Springs
Program Start Date: July 13, 2021
Application Deadline: June 26, 2021

Cohort 19 – Aurora
Program Start Date: September 20, 2021
Application Deadline: August 28, 2021

Cohort 20 – Colorado Springs
Program Start Date: October 19, 2021
Application Deadline: September 25, 2021



Katrina Lusk_web

Katrina Lusk

Fort Carson Program Coordinator | O2O kmlusk@syr.edu
Joe Aldaz_web

Joe Aldaz

Fort Carson Program Manager, O2O jvaldaz@syr.edu
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