The June BankWork$ class has now graduated! WBA was proud to partner with Employ Milwaukee to bring this nationwide program to Wisconsin. BankWork$ is a free, eight-week training program to prepare participants in primarily underserved neighborhoods for retail banking careers.  

This graduating class of four students included Asjura Cole, Nakecia Dean, Alpha Jalloh, Lynn Kuester, Tionne Riley, Anthony Smith II, and Josiah Young. WBA’s Daryll Lund attended the ceremony and congratulated the graduates on their achievement. Immediately after the graduation ceremony, a hiring event for students was held. More information on the course can be found here.

Over the eight weeks, these students learned the hard and soft skills necessary for entry-level retail and operations positions. The program began in 2019 with the goal of training 400 students for positions in the banking industry over the next three years. 

Thank you to the following banks for sponsoring this program: 

Associated Bank, Green Bay
Bank Five Nine, Oconomowoc
The Equitable Bank, Wauwatosa
First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, Waukesha
First Midwest Bank, Milwaukee
Johnson Financial Group
Spring Bank, Brookfield
Waterstone Bank, Milwaukee
Wells Fargo