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While writing a cover letter, I wrote a following a sentence.

"I am confident that I possess the pertinent skills to successfully complete this course and am one opportunity away to making a significant contribution to the community in upcoming years."

Is it correct?

or should have I written the following?

"I am confident that I possess the pertinent skills to successfully complete this course and am one opportunity away from making a significant contribution to the community in upcoming years."

Which one of the above is correct?

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    Sorry, you should have written from. You can take a step towards something or be another day closer to an event but you can only be a distance (in space or time) away from something. Away from is the antonym of closer to. – BoldBen Dec 11 '16 at 15:16
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You have two choices. You can say either

I am one opportunity away from making a significant contribution

or you can say

I am close to making a significant contribution

Similar to the first sentence is:

The bullet came within a hair of hitting the aorta.

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