You know the saying, “It takes a village”? 

Well, the same is true when it comes to addressing the complex challenges the military community faces with employment, career transition, and workforce preparation. 

And here at Instant Teams, we wouldn’t be able to continue propelling forward with our mission to change the way military spouses work without our trusted community partners—partners who have aligned visions and missions to help military spouses like you grow in your career. 

So, let’s dive into what some of them have to offer you, shall we?

1. The Paradigm Switch

Founded by a rockstar milspouse, Justine Evirs, The Paradigm Switch is a global movement of military spouses who are unapologetic about their ambitious career goals and commitment to their military lifestyle. 

To get started, TPS offers an exclusive self-paced course, Get Switched, designed for those who are ready to learn how to accelerate their career. You’ll get access to exclusive content, an engaged community, and steps you can take right now to empower you to work from anywhere in the world.

And as soon as you make your way through the Get Switched entry program, you can then apply to receive access to career-building resources like scholarships to GreenFig and General Assembly.  

Curious how TPS members’ careers have been positively affected? We asked one of their GreenFig scholarship recipients, Jeanne Dagalea, to find out. Here’s what she had to say:

"I'm grateful for The Paradigm Switch scholarship, community, and the culture of strong, passionate, and genuine professionals. After graduating from GreenFig's Digital Marketing Science Program, I'm a more confident and strategic digital marketer with ever-growing mentors, colleagues, and friends."

And the best part? You have the opportunity to experience the same. Join the Paradigm Switch today!

2. Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families is committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors to create vibrant communities of mutual support. And as it relates to your career, the organization is working on a few points of entry for spouses to get back into the workforce. One of which is a connection to free IT/Tech training, which includes: 

  • IT-Ready—Do you lack formal job experience in the tech field? Get trained on help desk and QA testing!
  • Grow with Google—Receive in-person and online applied digital skills training to prepare for and build a meaningful career. 
  • WithYouWithMe—Get free training on Cybersecurity, Cloud, Data Science, Robotics Process Automation, and IT. 

No, you don't need to be a math whiz, know physics, or understand how to build a computer to be successful in the technology field. As BSF likes to say, if you can use your banking app and send an email, then you can be upskilled to work in tech!

Also worth calling attention? Spouseforce. Have you heard of it? It’s Blue Star Families’ career platform designed by military spouses, for military spouses. Create a profile today to be connected to resources, employment, and training!

3. Onward to Opportunity

Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is a free, comprehensive career skills program that combines industry-validated courses, strong partnerships, and comprehensive career coaching and employer relations services to match service members, members of the selected reserves, veterans, and military spouses with civilian job opportunities.

Not to mention, O2O partners with private sector companies committed to training and hiring military talent and their spouses earlier in the transition process. If you’re not located near one of its on-base installations, the organization also offers distance-learning opportunities through the online-only portion of the program.

Oh, and how could we forget that our very own People Operations Director, Anne, is a graduate of the program! Yes, that’s right. We not only value what IVMF is doing, but we’ve seen, first-hand, the impact its programs have on veterans and military spouses.

4. Milspo Sales Academy

Are you looking to work in the area of sales, but need to upskill? The Milspo Sales Academy might be the perfect fit for you.

What is it exactly? Here’s the lowdown: it’s a five-week, self-paced, online sales training program that gives you the foundation and skills needed to find, earn, and outperform in a business development job at a technology company.

To learn more about the program and check out the course offerings, click here.

Looking for an additional way to amplify your career opportunities?

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