If you’re active-duty military or reserve, you have the edge in training for a rewarding, full-time career in the private sector.
Sign up for Operation Next, a DoD-sponsored advanced manufacturing training program that prepares you for tomorrow while you’re serving today – FREE of charge, without using your GI Bill.
Train locally for good-paying jobs available right now!
These companies are among those that have hired Operation Next graduates.
Hampton Roads Workforce Council
Tidewater Community College, Virginia
Peninsula Community College
East Coast Polytechnical Institute
VIRGINIA PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Russell A. Czack
ODU Maritime Industrial Base Ecosystem.
Not available in Virginia, but available at other locations. See map below.
Operation Next is a self-paced program that blends virtual learning with hands-on experience. It can be completed within 6 months or less prior to leaving service.
Credentials: CNC and ITM are NIMS accredited. The short-course welding is AWS accredited, and the 12-week is NAVSEA and MILSPEC certified.
Hybrid Curriculum: CNC is a 17-week program, with the first seven weeks delivered online. ITM is an 8-week program. The welding programs are 6 and 12 weeks.
Tuition: Tuition and fees for this program are paid for through a Department of Defense grant.
You learn while you serve
at your own pace
Get credit for what you
You’ll get practical, useful real-world instruction from technical experts and nationally recognized credentials.
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