BankWork$, a public-private partnership that trains young adults from underserved neighborhoods for banking careers, announced it is launching its program in Milwaukee.

BankWork$ is partnering with Employ Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Bankers Association to offer its eight-week training program, with the goal of training 400 individuals over three years for banking industry jobs.

The partnership was announced during a Thursday morning meeting at Employ Milwaukee’s headquarters on 27th Street. Representatives throughout the banking industry attended, and some inquired about how they could get involved.

The Wisconsin Bankers Association announced at the event that it would commit $30,000 of seed money to the program. 

BankWork$ currently operates programs in a dozen major cities throughout the country. It partners with nonprofit vocational training organizations in each market to deliver the program locally.

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