Operation NEXT Hampton Roads offers opportunities for training and certification in advanced manufacturing trade skills for separating service members, military spouses and dependents, and National Guard and Reserve personnel. As a DoD-approved SkillBridge program, Operation NEXT allows separating service members to complete leading-edge training while still on active duty. Students will begin their training virtually via an online learning, then transition to hands-on training, gaining experience on real-world equipment.

Operation NEXT currently offers three training tracks: Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Operator, Industrial Maintenance Technician, and Welder. Upon competition of their training, students will have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials, preparing them for the most in-demand skilled trades jobs here in Hampton Roads and nationwide.

Operation NEXT, in partnership with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Centers, works with local companies to match our graduates with their next career.

For more information, email us at OperationNEXT@odu.edu.

You can also visit us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/opnexthr; LinkedIn: Operation Next Hampton Roads; Instagram: @hrmibe