Onward to Opportunity (O2O) joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on December 1, 2017. O2O brings civilian career training to eligible service members up to six months prior to their transition date and any active duty military spouse, regardless of where their partner is in their military career. They combine industry-validated curricula, strong partnerships, and comprehensive career coaching and placement services to match program candidates with civilian job opportunities.
O2O works closely with industry partners to understand current labor demand and define the skills and qualities required of the ideal candidate. These findings directly impact the design and deployment of industry-specific curricula, which is tailored to these market needs.
O2O also partners with leading veteran service organizations and private sector companies to identify employers committed to training and hiring veterans. These employer partners are engaged throughout each phase of O2O delivery by participating in the curriculum design, interacting with participants as they progress through the program and identifying specific career paths and interview opportunities within their company that align with the skillsets of O2O graduates.
Participants work one-on-one with a Veteran Transition Specialist to refine their resume, practice for interviews and receive additional coaching on how to start a successful civilian career.
For graduates of O2O who successfully complete the program’s requirements, an O2O Employment Coordinator matches and guides the graduate through the interview process with the program’s employer partners.