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

Johnette Brown
(404) 659-6584
jbrown@ulgatl.org

Chicago

Association House of Chicago

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

Dallas

Mountain View College

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

Denver

Goodwill Industries of Denver, Inc

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

Houston

SER Jobs for Progress

Jose Velez
(713) 773-6000 x 145
jose.velez@serhouston.org

Los Angeles

JVS SoCal

Lisa Meadows
(310) 273-6633 x 5420
bankworks@jvsla.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

Tacoma

Career Path Services

Shelley McHugh
(253) 284-8830
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

TBD

Bay Area

January 13, 2020

Chicago

January 13, 2020

Dallas

January 27, 2020

Denver

January 13, 2020
January 14, 2020

Houston

January 27, 2020
January 28, 2020

Los Angeles

January 15, 2020

Milwaukee

January 14, 2020
April 7, 2020

Philadelphia

January 6, 2020

Phoenix

January 14, 2020

Pittsburgh

February 4, 2020

Portland

January 21, 2020

Seattle

January 6, 2020

Tacoma

January 14, 2020