Senior Director, Education & Career Training mabianch@syr.edu

Mike Bianchi is the Senior Director, Education and Career Training, for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF).

Mike served in the U.S. Army for 28 years, retiring in 2015. During his career, Mike made numerous worldwide deployments to during his career and his experiences include assignments as Recruiting and Operations Officer and Professor of Military Science Army ROTC, at Syracuse University. Mike joined the IVMF team in 2015 as the National Program Director for the DoD Skillbridge Program, Onward to Opportunity. As O2O’s most senior team member, he oversees program delivery on 19 military installations and online training for distance learners. Onward to Opportunity trains over 12,000 participants a year on both technical and soft skills, serving as a gateway to employment in over 50 different in-demand career fields.

Mike is a 1994 graduate from Southern Illinois University, and has a Master of Business Administration from Webster University.