In partnership with Employ Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) is proud to bring the nationwide BankWork$ program to Wisconsin. BankWork$ is a free, eight-week training program to prepare participants — primarily individuals from under-resourced communities — for retail banking careers. Upon graduation, each class then takes part in a hiring event featuring BankWork$ employer partners.
In December, a class of 12 students — including Emilia Blackwell- Brewer, Joseph Bump, Jarell Bustos, Courtlyn Ellis, Tytiana Harris, Sravanthi Kakarla, Dennis Lara, Edwin Martinez Dolores, Elizabeth Miller, Umika Miller, LeAnn Shields, and Lily Smith — graduated from the program. WBA’s Rose Oswald Poels attended the ceremony and congratulated the graduates on their achievement.
Over the course of the eight-week program, students learned the heard and soft skills necessary for entry-level retail and operations positions. Beginning in 2019, the program has now provided over 130 individuals in the Milwaukee area with the opportunity to begin a career in banking.
To learn more about the program, or how your bank can get involved, please visit employmilwaukee.org/BankWorks.htm.