How to Apply

How to Apply

Please contact our vocational training partners to learn about upcoming BankWork$ classes and registration deadlines.


Johnette Brown
Phone: 404-659-6584

Association House of Chicago
Sherri Richardson
Phone: 773-772-7170 x 3501

Mountain View College
Elishima Myles
Phone: 972-860-5671

Goodwill Industries of Denver, Inc.
Candice Sporhase-White
Phone: 303-386-2936
Email: BankWork$

Phone: 713-773-6000

Los Angeles 

Lisa Meadows
Phone: 310-273-6633 x 5420

Employ Milwaukee
Jovo Potkonjak
Phone: 414-270-7529

A New Leaf
Phone: 602-601-7218 

Philadelphia OIC
Shantelle Faison
Phone: 215-236-7700 x 350

SE Works, Inc
Johanna Redmond
Phone: 503-772-2313

San Francisco Bay Area
Fremont Adult and Continuing Education
Michelle Branner
Phone:  510-793-6465

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
Auburn Learning Center at Firwood Circle
Mercedes Rippel
Phone 253-736-2301

YWCA Opportunity Place
Angeline Sullivan
Phone: 206-823-5753

Career Path Services

Shelley McHugh
Phone: 509-570-4365





Upcoming Classes

5/23/19 Seattle, WA

6/24/19 Denver, CO

6/24/19    Tacoma, WA

7/01/19 Philadelphia, PA

7/02/19 Milwaukee, WI

7/02/19 Phoenix, AZ

7/08/19 Houston, TX

7/08/19 Portland, OR

7/09/19  Fremont, CA

7/15/19 Chicago, IL

7/24/19  Los Angeles, CA

7/29/19    Dallas, TX

Class Information

BankWork$ prepares job seekers for positions as bank tellers, customer service representatives, and personal bankers. This intensive eight-week program offers job training, job placement assistance and ongoing coaching for career advancement.

What to expect

BankWork$ classes are free for participants. The classes run for eight weeks, typically three days per week, although times and days may vary by location.

Getting hired

BankWork$ also offers job interview practice, job placement assistance and ongoing coaching and mentoring to help with career advancement. BankWork$ achieves a graduation rate of approximately 75% and is placing approximately 70% of graduates with partner banks each year.


Participants in the BankWork$ program must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED, be fluent in written and spoken English, and have basic computer skills. Standard background checks and other restrictions may apply. Please contact your local vocational training provider for more details.








What People are Saying:

  • I had the honor of being hired by a bank sponsor of this life-changing program. Before I hit my six-month mark, I was awarded ‘Teller of the Month,’ and before my first anniversary, I was promoted to Lead Teller. I've regularly been among the top three in my district for sales and I see endless opportunities for my career. But most important, my children and I are finally safe, free and happy.Ruby Bates, Seattle BankWork$ graduate from 2012

  • We developed BankWork$ to open a door for young people from low income and minority communities to help them find and succeed in well-paying jobs that can lead to a lasting career. Every successful person has been helped by someone who opened a door for him or her at some point in their career. We wanted to do that for people who would not otherwise have found their way into banking. And at the same time we are providing our partner banks with well-trained and highly qualified candidates who happen to be from underserved communities.Les Biller, Founder, BankWork$ and Former COO, Wells Fargo
    Founding Trustee, The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation

  • Bank of America looks for a variety of ways to build a pipeline of diverse talent. BankWork$ has developed an innovative way to introduce a career in banking to people from inner city communities and we are proud to be a part of extending the program across the country. Michael Sherman, Head of Global Staffing at Bank of America

  • The impact that BankWork$ has had on the Southern California community is enormous. This program does more that just provide a service, it provides people with a future.Lisa Meadows, JVS SoCal Director of BankWork$

  • The banking industry is always in search of the best talent. BankWork$ graduates are unique because they arrive on the job ready to go from day one, and they are committed to this industry. The program is able to provide candidates from a diverse set of backgrounds, and that's important to the banks.William Fanter, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank and BankWork$ Advisory Board Member

  • The common phrase that when a window closes, a door opens, best describes my experience in the BankWork$ program. BankWork$ is a door to opportunity and success. I gained valuable industry knowledge and skills, while building a professional network with some of the best banks in the nation.Azza Ahmed, Senior Service Officer at Bank of the West and BankWork$ Denver graduate

  • We are proud to partner with Goodwill Industries of Denver and the BankWork$ program here in the Denver metro area. BankWork$ is a proven way to provide access to long-term and rewarding careers in banking, and we are thrilled to be a part of its success in helping individuals build strong futures for themselves and their families.Stephanie Tedy, Bank of the West Community Affairs Regional Officer

  • As long-time supporters of BankWork$ we are so thankful for the work they do to strengthen local communities. By providing life-changing, career opportunities for hard-working people, BankWork$ helps to provide us qualified candidates that help us serve the financial needs of our diverse communities. Tracy Curtis, North Oregon Region President, Wells Fargo and BankWork$ Advisory Board Member

  • We have been so impressed by BankWork$ in Philadelphia with the Philadelphia OIC that we're already looking for ways to bring the program to other parts of Pennsylvania. The BankWork$ program provides cutting-edge resources to support our members in recruiting a diverse and bank-ready pool of entry-level candidates.Duncan Campbell, Pennsylvania Banker's Association President and CEO