Planning for the coming recovery by building careers
The Philadelphia Business Journal
For long-term equitable economic recovery, we need more entry-level job training—even before jobs are ready to be filled. CareerWork$ and our BankWork$ partner, Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. share thoughts on how to move the nation ahead.
IN THE NEWS
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.
December 2017, The Philadelphia Tribune
First Cohort in Banking Program Graduates in Philadelphia
Tiffany Lassiter is looking forward to pursuing a new career in the financial sector.
October 2017, Workforce Central
How BankWork$ Helps People Find Careers in Pierce County – and Helps Local Banks and Credit Unions Find Talented EmployeesFirst Cohort in Banking Program Graduates in Philadelphia
Tawanda Nance has held many different jobs over the past 20 years.
September 2017, Daily Camera
Goodwill-led Program Trains Workers for Careers in Finance, Places Employees in Boulder, Denver Banks
Banks on board as industry deals with rapid growth, labor shortage.
September 2017, Mynewsmesa.com
Mesa mother, daughter BankWork$ graduates celebrate careers in financial industry
Mesa resident Deborah Opie was the keynote speaker recently for her daughter’s BankWork$ class.
August 2017, Wells Fargo Stories
From Fast Food Worker to Los Angeles Banker: One Man’s Journey
A Wells Fargo service manager shares how BankWork$®, a free training program for careers in the financial services industry, changed his life.
August 2017, Q13 News
YWCA BankWork$ Graduation
July 2017, Peoples Bank
Training for the Real World: BankWork$ Prepares Students for Life-Changing Careers
For many young people, particularly those from low-income communities, the prospect of finding a job can be incredibly daunting.
June 2017, The Suburban Times
Learning the Language of Banking
What’s next? It’s the question face by every military service member when they retire.
June 2017, Philly.com
Philly Career Program Banks on New Initiative to Educate Young People
Speaking at the launching of a new training program for bank tellers and customer service representatives, city Councilman Derek S. Green said he got his professional start as a bank teller.
June 2017, MyNewsMesa.com
BankWork$ Students, Including Mesa’s Christina Ramos, Graduate
Thirteen students from six Valley communities focused on building careers in the financial industry will graduate on June 7.
May 2017, KYW Newsradio 1060
Philly Job Training Center Opens New Career Path for Low-Income Residents
One of the region’s oldest and largest job training providers, Philadelphia Opportunities Industrial Center is lining up low-income folks for a new career path with a free bank training program.
February 2017, NBC 9 News
BankWork$ Graduate Finds New Life, Career
February 2017, The Denver Post
To Train Next Generation of Bank Employees, BankWork$ Covers Everything from Communication Skills to Cash Handling
Thirteen of 19 recent graduates are working at Denver-area banks.
December 2016, My Local News
13 Graduate from AWEE’s BankWork$ Program
Thirteen men and women will graduate on Wednesday from the intensive 8-week, 168-hour BankWork$ program.
December 2016, ABC Denver7
Goodwill BankWork$ Program
November 2016, Cascade
BankWork$ Gives Underemployed Residents Access to Entry Level Banking Positions
Low-income residents facing employment barriers are obtaining entry-level job opportunities in the banking industry through a program launched 10 years ago in Los Angeles. The program, BankWork$, is undergoing a planned national replication.
October 2016, Cronkite News
Bankwork$ Program Prepares Arizonans for Careers
February 2016, Edmonds News
Edmonds Resident Graduates from YWCA BankWork$ Program
An Edmonds resident is one of two local students now working in the banking industry, after finishing the YWCA BankWork$ program.
October 2015, Houston Business Journal
Program for ‘Banks of the Future’ to Launch in Houston
BankWork$™, A free training program that’s backed by corporate banking players such as San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) and Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC), is launching in Houston and hopes to capitalize on some of Houston’s “underbanked” communities.
October 2015, Chicago Tribune
Nonprofit to Help Low-Income Youths Land Jobs at Banks
A Los Angeles-based nonprofit is launching a free local training program to prepare and place eligible Chicago-area residents in banking industry jobs.
October 2015, Denver Business Journal
Bank Career Training Program Will Expand to Denver
A bank-training program meant to give a leg up to people having a tough time finding a job that leads to a career is slated to expand into Denver at the beginning of 2016.
April 2015, AZ Big Media
BankWork$ Partners with AWEE on Career Training
Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) will partner with BankWork$™ to deepen its long-time work with adults from low-income and minority communities and those with barriers to employment.
August 2014, Puget Sound Business Journal
“BankWork$ Saved My Life,” Former Wells Fargo Exec’s Teller Training Program Goes National
BankWork$ is going national. The program, which finds work in the banking industry for at risk job seekers, was launched by the Seattle-based Sheri and Les Biller Foundation in Los Angeles in 2006 and in Seattle in 2011.
VIDEOS & STORIES
Instructor Spotlight: Elishima Myles on Seeing Her Students “Transform into Professionals Ready to Take on the World”
BankWork$ Instructor Elishima Myles with our partner Dallas College on the program’s impact and her nearly 100 students to date.
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
August 2017, Wells Fargo
Featured Video | From Fast Food Worker to Los Angeles Banker: One Man’s Journey
May 2017, JVS Bay Area
Bank of the West – 2017 Business Leadership Award Winner
April 2017, Goodwill Denver
2017 Power of Work Luncheon, Opportunity Award, Brandon Madrid
December 2017, Philadelphia OIC
Featured Video | Philadelphia OIC Graduates the First BankWork$ Cohort
October 2014, The Sherri and Les Biller Family Foundation
Featured Video | BankWork$ – A Bank Career Training Program
March 2012, JVS SoCal
BankWork$ Graduate Introduced by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
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$® announced today it is partnering with Employ Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) to expand its eight-week free training program to southeastern Wisconsin.
Banking Career Pathway Training at Mountain View College with BankWork$
Mountain View College proudly announces it is the first college to partner with BankWork$ to train the next generation of bank employees.
BankWork$® Expands to the Northeast; Partners with Philadelphia OIC to Bring Career Opportunities to Residents
Today, Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. announced its partnership with BankWork$ – A California based organization that trains young adults from low income and minority communities for lasting careers in the financial services industry.
BankWork$™ Partners with Association House of Chicago to Bring Eight-Week Financial Services Industry Career Training Program to Chicago
BankWork$™ announced today that it has partnered with Association house of Chicago to expand to Chicago to offer its eight-week free training program that places low-income young adults and those with barriers to employment jobs in the financial services industry.
BankWork$™ Partners with Goodwill Industries of Denver to Bring Financial Services Industry Career Training Program to Denver
BankWork$™ announced it has partnered with Goodwill Industries of Denver to bring a free eight-week financial services job training program to the Mile High City. The program helps low-income young adults and those with barriers to employment and is already available in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Portland, Oregon.
BankWork$™ Partners with SER-Jobs for Progress to Bring Financial Services Industry Career Training Program to Houston
BankWork$™ announced today it has partnered with SER-Jobs for progress, a Houston non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, job training and employment services for communities in need, to expand its program to Houston. The partnership with SER continues the national expansion goal to place 1,200 to 1,500 graduates in financial services industry careers annually by 2019.
BankWork$™ Places 1,000 Graduates in Financial Services Jobs
BankWork$, an eight-week free training program that places low-income young adults and those with barriers to employment in jobs in the financial services industry, announced today that it has placed its 1,000 graduate.
BankWork$™ Goes National with job training program for low income young adults -Expanding to Houston, Denver, and Chicagos
BankWork$™, an eight-week free training program that places low-income young adults and those with barriers to employment in jobs in the banking industry, announced today that it will launch the BankWork$™ program in Houston, Denver and Chicago in 2016.
BankWork$™ Partners with Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) for expansion of award-winning financial career training program
Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) will partner with BankWork$&trade to deepen its long-time work with adults from low-income and minority communities and those with barriers to employment.
JVS Partners with BankWork$™ for Bay Area expansion of award-winning financial career training program
Prominent Bay Area career training provider JVS will partner with BankWork$™ to deepen its long-time work with adults from low-income and minority communities and those with barriers to employment.
BankWork$™ to train and place thousands of young adults in banking jobs over 5 years: Program builds on success in Los Angeles and Seattle
In an effort to introduce young adults from low-income and minority communities to careers in the financial services industry, BankWork$ today announced the national expansion plan of their vocational training program intended to place 1,500 – 2,000 graduates annually in banking positions by 2018.