This summer, 20 students from Booker T. Washington and Coral Gables high schools are participating in Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Future Banker’s Training Program, where they will learn about careers in the financial services industry.
The program, administered by MDC’s School of Business and the Center for Financial Training, and funded by the South Florida Workforce Investment Board (SFWIB), is designed to tap into the talents of students from low-income neighbor- hoods and prepare them for a career in the financial services.
‘The students’ math and communication skills are enhanced through college- level course work and participants land entry-level jobs at the completion of the internship with partnering financial institutions.
“The Future Banker’s Camp affords students to be prepared and become acquainted with basic elements of finance, which ultimately will have a positive impact on their livelihood, overall performance in school, their readiness for employment and actual employability success,” said Rick Beasley, executive director for South Florida Workforce Investment Board.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to receive the American Bankers Association (ABA), American Institute of Banking (AIB) Bank Teller Certificate. This national industry standard certificate meets the educational requirement for the certification exam offered by the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICBA). Students who graduate from high school are eligible for Miami Dade College’s Vocational Certificate and can work towards an Associate of Science degree in Financial Services.
For more information about the Future Banker’s Training Program, contact the Youth Services Division at 305-594-7615, ext. 292.
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