- Enhanced resume
- Industry-specific certification
- Enhanced Professional Network
- Career Coaching
- Interview Matching
Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is a no-cost industry-focused and validated career skills program that connects transitioning service members and active-duty military spouses to high-demand careers in Customer Service Excellence, Information Technology, and Business Management. The O2O Program at Fort Drum offers an enhanced experience with in-person and virtual opportunities. Candidates begin O2O by completing an introductory professional development course, Onward to Your Career!, then move on to complete the courses in their selected learning pathways.
The six-month program begins with the introductory professional development course, Onward to Your Career!, followed by a foundation course in a learning pathway of your choosing (approximately two and a half days of training). Next, candidates begin their individual learning pathway. The first 3 months are designed for learning pathway coursework completion and the later 3 months are allocated for test preparation. The courses are individually paced and can be completed ahead of schedule. Service members, with Battalion Commander Authority through the Fort Drum Transition Assistance Program’s Career Skills Program (CSP), will complete their learning pathway (online training) in 8 weeks following Onward to Your Career! The 8 week schedule will be every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday duty report to O2O in a classroom setting during the service member’s duty day (cohort schedule and CSP application to be provided during O2O orientation). Veterans and spouses have the original program completion timelines for their learning pathway.
While candidates complete their coursework, they will also participate in mixer/networking events with our National Employer Partners to hone personal marketing techniques and skills. O2O candidates work one-on-one with a HHUSA Veteran Transition Specialist (VTS) to complete their resume, prepare for and secure job interviews
Interested? Please contact us below or get started here!
Disclaimer: Some installations do not offer all possible coursework. Please contact the installation team to learn of any restrictions.
- Cohort 20 – June 2, 2021
- Cohort 21 – August 9, 2021
- Cohort 22 – October 12, 2021
- Cohort 23 – January 18, 2022
O2O Program Manager
Bldg 10720, Room B2-6, Mount Belvedere Blvd.
Fort Drum, NY 13602
O2O Program Coordinator
National Veterans Resource Center
101 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244