The Paradigm Switch is a global movement of military spouses who are unapologetic about their ambitious career goals and commitment to their military lifestyle.
The Paradigm Switch was originally founded in 2017 with the mission to award scholarships for skill-based programs to veterans and military spouses in order to address unemployment and underemployment. However, as we dug in, we discovered huge problems that couldn’t be ignored. There are approximately 45,000+ organizations serving veterans and transitioning service members - and fewer than 35+ serving spouses - yet military spouse unemployment is 3 to 5 times higher than veteran unemployment. Worse still, 55% of employed spouses report being underemployed compared to experience or past employment, and 39% of those employed military spouses earn less than $10,000 annually.
Military spouses come from some of the most diversified and dynamic backgrounds in the world and possess incredible depth and breadth of experience. Unfortunately, their careers are often stunted by the realities of military life. There was no “one stop shop” for military spouses seeking to unleash their full career potential, and that clearly needed to change.
Through access to a full spectrum of resources, scholarships, and global networks, TPS empowers spouses to unleash their true value and versatility within their own unique professional journeys.
Our partners have been handpicked by military spouses, for military spouses to deliver in-demand skills that resonate in today’s knowledge-based and technology-driven economy.
Add your voice to the tribe of spouses who are speaking up and refusing to put their career on hold. Here you’re identified not by your service member’s rank but by YOUR skills, experience, and ambitions.