How to Apply

How to Apply

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 74% and is placing approximately 70% of graduates with partner banks each year.

Eligibility
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.

Training Sessions

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

Chicago 
Association House of Chicago
Emanuel Wilder
Phone: 773-772-7170 x3501
Email: bankworks@associationhouse.org

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

Houston
SER Jobs for Progress
Jose Velez
Phone: 713-773-6000 x. 105
Email: bankworks@serhouston.org 

Los Angeles 

JVS Los Angeles
Lisa Meadows
Phone: (310) 273-6633 x5420
Email: bankworks@jvsla.org

Phoenix 
Arizona Women's Education & Employment
Laura Fisher
Phone: (602) 223-4349
Email: laurafisher@awee.org

Philadelphia
Philadelphia OIC

bankworks@philaoic.org

Portland
SE Works, Inc
Orin Schmitt
Phone: (503) 772-2313
Email: oschmitt@seworks.org


San Francisco

JVS San Francisco
Jonathan Berg
Phone: (415) 391-3600
Email: jberg@jvs.org

Seattle

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
Auburn Learning Center at Firwood Circle
Mercedes Rippel
Phone: (253) 736-2301
Email: mrippel@ywcaworks.org

YWCA Opportunity Place 
Angeline Sulivan
Phone: (206) 436-8674
Email: asullivan@ywcaworks.org

 

 

 

 




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 working at Key Bank

  • 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

  • Having a workforce that reflects the communities we serve is important for Wells Fargo and for the financial services industry as a whole. Our goal is to have Wells Fargo team members that exceed our customers’ expectations. That translates into highly trained team members that reflects the community where they live and work and deliver an excellent customer experience, resulting in helping their customers succeed financially. Our investment in BankWork$ is an investment that helps realize that goal.John Sotoodeh, EVP, Regional Banking Executive –Southwest Region, Wells Fargo

  • 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