Train for a successful career in banking

 

BankWork$ connects young adults who have the potential, interest, and willingness to succeed in the financial industry to employers who need their skills. Graduates find a pathway to fulfilling, lasting careers in customer-facing roles in banking, and enjoy stable incomes and benefits.

We partner with local workforce development organizations to run the training programs, and engage banks and financial institutions to match great hires with great jobs.

 

What to expect

Our free, eight-week training program provides the skills needed for any entry-level banking position with career potential. Positions include teller, customer service representative, relationship banker, and personal banker.

Classes are typically three days per week. Times and days may vary by location.

Getting hired for a lasting career

In our training, participants learn hard skills for on-the-job success in banking, and the soft skills needed to succeed as a professional anywhere. They learn how to create a positive impression, build relationships with clients and co-workers, and problem-solve. They practice speaking confidently in front of a group, interviewing successfully, and giving and receiving constructive feedback. Participants are also guided to identify and apply transferable customer-facing skills from past employment to future careers.

After eight weeks of intensive training, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of participants during a combined graduation ceremony and personalized job fair. Participants interview for open positions with industry partners, and receive far more personal attention than they might during a standard job fair or online application process.

Eligibility

Participants 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.

 

A group of graduates sit in chairs at the ceremony.

Find a location near you

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

Atlanta

Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Rashedia Mayhane
(678) 539-6470
rmayhane@ulgatl.org

Chicago

Association House of Chicago

Sherri Richardson
(773) 772-7170 x 3501
bankworks@associationhouse.org

Dallas

Dallas College

Elishima Myles
(972) 860-5671
elishimamyles@dccc.edu

Denver

Goodwill Industries of Denver, Inc

Candice Sporhase-White
(303) 386-2936
bankwork$@goodwilldenver.org

Los Angeles

JVS SoCal

Julian Hampton
310-273-6633 Ext 5439

bankworks@jvs-socal.org

 

Milwaukee

Employ Milwaukee

Jovo Potkonjak
(414) 270-7529
jovo.potkonjak@employmilwaukee.org

Philadelphia

Philadelphia OIC

Shantelle Faison
(215) 236-7700 x 350
bankworks@philaoic.org

Phoenix

A New Leaf

Cheri Foschi
(602) 601-7218
bankworks@turnanewleaf.org

Pittsburgh

Partner4Work

Anna Marie Mumich
(412) 482-3361
bankworks@eicpittsburgh.org

Portland

SE Works, Inc

Sue Davis
(503) 772-2342
sdavis@seworks.org

Seattle

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish

Mercedes Rippel
(253) 736-2301
bankworks@ywcaworks.org

South Puget Sound

Career Path Services

Shelley McHugh
253-328-4780
smchugh@careerpathservices.org

“BankWork$ completely changed my life and the lives of my family. I now have a career and a bright future full of opportunities.”

Baktash
BankWork$ Graduate, Relationship Banker at Bank of the West

Upcoming classes

 

Atlanta

April 26, 2021

 

 

 

Bay Area

May 3rd, 2021

July 12th, 2021

September 27th, 2021

Chicago

May 24th, 2021

August 30th, 2021

 

Dallas

April 26th, 2021

July 12th, 2021

September 27th, 2021

Denver

June 21, 2021

September 13, 2021

Los Angeles

May 12, 2021

August 2, 2021

October 20, 2021

Milwaukee

July 6, 2021

September 28, 2021

Philadelphia

June 14, 2021

 

Phoenix

April 20, 2021

July 13, 2021

October 5, 2021

Pittsburgh

July 13, 2021

October 5, 2021

Portland

April 19, 2021

July 12, 2021

October 11, 2021

Seattle

April 19, 2021

July 6, 2021

September 6, 2021

 

South Puget Sound

June 29, 2021

September 21, 2021