Skillbridge-approved and Department of Defense funded

Jumpstart Your civilian career -
Train With Operation Next!

Skillbridge-approved and
Department of Defense funded

Operation Next

NS Norfolk, Fort Eustis,
Langley AFB

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.

Train locally for good-paying jobs available right now!

These companies are among those that have hired Operation Next graduates.

PARTNER LOCATIONS  
Hampton Roads Workforce Council
Tidewater Community College, Virginia
Peninsula Community College
Q.E.D. Systems
East Coast Polytechnical Institute

VIRGINIA PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Russell A. Czack
ODU Maritime Industrial Base Ecosystem.

Choose from popular trainings:

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES
MAINTENANCE (ITM)
COMPUTERIZED NUMERICAL
CONTROL (CNC)

ROBOTICS TECHNICIAN

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.

HOW IT WORKS

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You learn while you serve
at your own pace

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Get credit for what you
already know.

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You’ll get practical, useful real-world instruction from technical experts and nationally recognized credentials.

YOU’re ELIGIBLE, IF YOU ARE

Operation Next is Skillbridge-approved and Department of Defense funded. Enroll today and get this valuable training before you’re discharged.

Contact Operation Next

Training is available at multiple sites located throughout the United States.

Find your nearest Operation Next location from the dropdown menu and reach out to your local representative today, or contact us at the email and telephone number below.

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Operation Next will prepare you for some of the most in-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing. Learn more about Operation Next and enroll today.