BankWork$® Graduate Ashley Yates Builds A New Career in Financial Services with Wells Fargo
After feeling stuck in a career in retail, today Ashley is thriving in a career in financial services in her role as a Teller at BankWork$ employer partner Wells Fargo in Los Angeles, California.
“BankWork$ really changed the personal and professional direction of my life.”
IN THE NEWS
March 2021, ABC Denver 7
Goodwill Industries providing jobs, training for thousands of Americans
Kittrell is transitioning to another industry after receiving training through Goodwill’s BankWork$ program, one of the nonprofit’s many job training and support programs.
May 2020, Daily Independent, Peoria, AZ
Work$ Ready’ program opening in Valley to help displaced workers
Work$ Ready was developed by CareerWork$ and will focus on general job-readiness skills, including professional presence, resume writing and interviewing as well as soft skills needed to land a job. Classes will be live streamed by experienced workforce instructors.
February 2020, Mountlake Terrace News
BankWork$ program offers free training for bank-related jobs
A free program in Snohomish County that provides training for bank-related jobs, such as teller, customer service representative or personal banker, in eight weeks.
July 2019, 4 CBS Denver
Goodwill Industries of Denver Offers Pathways to Employment in Banking
October 2018, Milwaukee Business Journal
BankWork$ Partners With Employ Milwaukee on Vocational Training Program
A new partnership will bring will bring vocational training to people interested in the banking industry to Milwaukee.
October 2018, CBS 58 Milwaukee
Free Financial Services Training Coming to Milwaukee
September 2018, The Chicago Tribune
Free Financial Industry Training Offered for Low-Income and Minority Job Seekers
Thinking about a financial career? Would you like someone to help you open some doors?
May 2018, Working Nation
Banking on Your Future: JVS BankWork$ delivers quality workers for the banking industry
May 2018, myedmondsnews.com
YWCA BankWork$ Program Graduates First Snohomish County-Based Class
The ceremony, held in the Edmonds Library Plaza Room, featured opening remarks by Mayor Dave Earling.
February 2018, NBC 5 Chicago
Local Chicago Program Provides Bank Job Training
January 2018, The Seattle Times
Free Program Helps Seattle Job Seekers Start a Career in Banking
BankWork$ trains young adults from low-income and minority communities to work in the financial services industry.
January 2018, Finance.yahoo.com
Three Remarkable Individuals That Have Beat All Odds Featured on Wells Fargo Stagecoaches During 2018 Rose Parade
Aboard its 129th stagecoach and equestrian entry, Wells Fargo & Co. featured three notable riders.
VIDEOS & STORIES
Spotlight: Bilingual Graduate Adriana Flores Grows Her Career in Financial Services While Helping Open Up Access to Banking for Spanish-Speaking Members of Her Community
Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month: Instructor Luz Hernandez
Graduate Spotlight: Tama Robinson
Graduate Spotlight: Ashley Yates
CareerWork$ Ready Instructor Spotlight: Angeline Sullivan
CareerWork$ Staff Spotlight: Ruby Sloan
If you are a BankWork$® or CareerWork$ Medical® Instructor, Career Navigator, employer partner, training partner, or even a Seattle-area BankWork$ student, chances are you’ve worked with CareerWork$ Program Manager Ruby Sloan. Since she joined the team in 2017 as CareerWork$’s second program employee, Ruby has been instrumental in launching new programs, expanding to new markets, and supporting thousands of graduates as they enter new careers. She is a key support liaison to new and existing training partners, building relationships with Instructors and Career Navigators. She also provides curriculum and instructional support, and represents the program across the country to constituents while supporting the team in achieving its national expansion.
Graduate Spotlight: Vanessa Spinks
In 2017, Vanessa completed our free, comprehensive, eight-week training with our Oregon-based partner SE Works. It wasn’t long before Vanessa launched her career in financial services. In her first roles, she worked as a teller, a vault teller, and a merchant teller. Today, Vanessa is flourishing in her financial services career with our founding partner, Wells Fargo, as an Escalated Complaint Specialist in their credit card department. Vanessa says her BankWork$ Instructors and Career Navigators were essential in helping her launch her career.
Employer Spotlight: For Dollar Bank, BankWork$ “Matches the Mission” of Creating Opportunity in the Communities It Serves
When it was founded 1855, Dollar Bank’s founder Charles Colton had a “revolutionary” idea: to create a bank where anyone could open an account with one dollar in their pocket, regardless of race or gender. Today, over 165 years later, Dollar Bank remains rooted in that mission. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, to help fulfill that mission, Dollar Bank began its partnership with the BankWork$ program run by our local training partners, Partner4Work, and Energy Innovation Center in 2019. Since then, Dollar Bank has welcomed nine BankWork$ graduates.
Spotlight: In Milwaukee, Instructor Adriene Wright and Career Navigator Dominique Webb Help Deliver “Life-Changing” Opportunity
Adriene and Dominique quickly adapted their work during the pandemic to keep making an impact on their community and helping launch new careers.
Instructor Spotlight: Shantelle Faison, BankWork$ Instructor with Our Partner @PhiladelphiaOIC, on Teaching A Program “Designed to Help the Underdogs”
Already, Shantelle has supported more than 150 graduates as they work to launch a successful career in banking.
Graduate Spotlight: Akaila Powell on Finding a “Good Job Fit” and A New Career through BankWork$
BankWork$ graduate Akaila Powell of the Phoenix area discusses how her experience with our program helped lead to a new career in financial services with Bank of America.
Graduate Spotlight: How Tyler started his career in banking
Hard work and a belief that there was a better opportunity for him earned this BankWork$ graduate a role as an assistant branch manager.
Employer Partner Spotlight: Harborstone Credit Union: “We want our branches to reflect our communities.”
Our partner Harborstone Credit Union on the value of hiring BankWork$ students for their organization and customers.
“Opening doors to careers in the banking industry”: Partner Wells Fargo Highlights Three BankWork$ Graduates Growing Their Careers
Our longtime partner Wells Fargo highlights three BankWork$ graduates who joined Wells Fargo, and have been promoted in their careers.
BankWork$ Success Story of Jennette Wooley
Recent BankWork$ graduate Jennette Wooley pursued a career in banking because it allows her to do what she loves the most: working with people. Read Jennette’s story to learn how the program helped her overcome uncertainty and find the job she was meant to have.
April 2020, A New Leaf
Featured Video | National Bank of Arizona Changes Lives
April 2020, Philadelphia OIC
Featured Video | Meet BankWork$ Graduate Avery Martin
March 2020, Philadelphia OIC
Featured Video | BankWork$ Graduation
December 2019, Western Bankers Association
Featured Video | BankWork$ Opening Doors for Careers in Banking
October 2019, A New Leaf
Featured Video | BankWork$ Virtual Tour
As CareerWork$ Continues to Grow Its Impact, We’re Seeking Our First-Ever Communications & Development Specialist
As CareerWork$® continues to grow its impact across the country, we’re seeking our first-ever Communications & Development Specialist to join our team. Click here to learn more about this opportunity with CareerWork$ and how to apply: https://bit.ly/3I4I81b.
Three Ways CareerWork$ Adapted to Meet the Challenge of the COVID Pandemic and Continue Our Impact
Over the past 18 months, organizations across the country navigated the rapid changes of the pandemic. CareerWork$ worked closely with partners around the country to adapt, pivot, and pivot again—and as a result, we’re still marking milestones like graduations and job placements among our graduates. Here are three ways we adapted and continued our impact during the pandemic.
CareerWork$® Announces Alexis Jones as Latest Recipient of the Marc Hill Rising Star Award
CareerWork$ announced today that Alexis Jones, an April 2021 graduate of the BankWork$® program with our training partner Association House of Chicago, is the second and latest recipient of the CareerWork$ Marc Hill Rising Star Award. This spring, Alexis began her new career in financial services as an Associate Banker with Chase Bank.
Free Career Training Program BankWork$® Comes to Oakland; Eight-Week Comprehensive Training Begins August 23 to Help Connect Great Jobs with Great Hires in Financial Services
BankWork$®, a free, eight-week career training program to help open doors to lasting careers in banking, is coming to Oakland through a partnership with the national nonprofit CareerWork$®, Fremont Adult and Continuing Education and Oakland Adult and Continuing Education. The program provides the skills needed for any entry-level banking position with great career potential. Positions include roles such as teller, customer service representative, relationship banker, and personal banker. After eight weeks of intensive training, participants attend a combined graduation ceremony and personalized job fair where they can interview for open positions in the region with industry partners. Graduates also receive ongoing coaching and job placement support.
CareerWork$ New Program Manager Dion Willis Brings Perspective As Former Career Navigator and Commitment to Help “Pay It Forward” for Students, Career Navigators, and Communities
As a new Program Manager for the national nonprofit organization CareerWork$, Dion serves as a key support liaison to new and existing CareerWork$ community-based training partners, providing curriculum and instructional support, as well as representing the program across the country to constituents while supporting the team in achieving its national expansion.
CareerWork$® Announces BankWork$® Graduate Dynasty Grant as the First-Ever Recipient of the Marc Hill Rising Star Award
CareerWork$ today announced that Dynasty Grant, a March 2021 graduate of CareerWork$ BankWork$ program with our training partner Goodwill of Colorado, is the first-ever recipient of the CareerWork$ Marc Hill Rising Star Award. This spring, Dynasty began her new career in financial services as a Client Relationship Consultant with employer partner U.S. Bank.
BankWork$® Celebrates Endorsement by Texas Bankers Association, Partnership to Help Expand BankWork$ Across Texas
BankWork$, a signature program of the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation and the national nonprofit organization CareerWork$®, is celebrating the endorsement by the Texas Bankers Association and its partnership to help expand the program across Texas in the coming years. The Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association, has also committed $5,000 to Dallas College’s BankWork$ program, to support the program’s expansion to its Richland campus in Fall 2021.
Measuring Our Impact: An Analysis of Our Seattle-Based BankWork$ Program
To better understand our impact, CareerWork$ was eager to leverage our training partners’ data along with outside economic data and to validate our results with a third party. To do that, we engaged with nationally recognized social impact experts Kinetic West to conduct an independent analysis of the outcomes of our BankWork$ program.
P4W, PA Bankers Association, Elected Officials, Kick-Off BankWork$® Program in Pittsburgh
Partner4Work, in collaboration with the PA Bankers Association and several of the region’s leading financial institutions, announced the launch of BankWork$ Pittsburgh
BankWork$® to partner with Fremont Adult and Continuing Education to offer Eight-Week Financial Services Industry Career Training Program in Greater East Bay
BankWork$® announced today that it has partnered with Fremont Adult and Continuing Education to offer its eight-week free training program that places low-income young adults and those with barriers to employment in jobs in the financial services industry.
CareerWork$, Inc.® and The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Announce Sherry Cromett as the New President of Career Pathways
Today it was announced that Sherry Cromett will join CareerWork$, Inc. as the new President of Career Pathways.
BankWork$ Partners with Employ Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Bankers Association to Bring Eight-Week Financial Services Industry Career Training Program to Milwaukee
BankWork$® announced today it is partnering with Employ Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) to expand its eight-week free training program to southeastern Wisconsin.