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Onward to Opportunity

Onward to Opportunity (O2O) formerly known as the Veteran Career Transition Program (VCTP) is a free career training program that provides professional certification and job placement support to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses. O2O combines industry-validated curricula, strong partnerships with leading veteran service organizations and private sector companies to provide professional certification and employment services support to transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.

Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is the SHRMJax Nonprofit of the Year, and is seeking HR professionals to volunteer for workshops educating transitioning veterans with various job search and HR Career topics.  

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, email

Meet Our July Candidate from the O2O Veteran Program


Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Shawn is a Navy Veteran having served from June 1991 to July 2014, 23 years in the Submarine community.  A strong advocate for fellow Veterans, Shawn is consistently on the lookout for opportunities and resources that support transitioning Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses.  Like many people, he is working from home taking advantage of the opportunity to continuously learn from a variety of resources such as Udemy, Coursera, and LinkedIn.  Shawn keeps in touch with family and friends on the Zoom platform as well as conducting virtual meetings with the North Jacksonville Toastmasters Club.  In his spare time, he has replaced spades tournaments and pick- up basketball games with putting puzzles together and completing various home projects (with plenty more left to do)!  Shawn makes his home in Kingsland, GA, just north of Jacksonville, FL, where he resides with his wife Jackie and daughters Samantha and Shawna.