The March BankWork$ class has now graduated! The Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) is 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 9 included Soaad Abdallah, Coey Brown, Destiny Echols, Azarea Glosson, Kaprisha Greer, Deja Harris-Smith, Edgar Martinez Santiago, and Elizabeth Medina. WBA’s Rose Oswald Poels attended the ceremony and congratulated the graduates on their achievement.
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 and has so far provided more than over 100 graduates in the Milwaukee area the opportunity to begin a career in banking.
Thank you to the following banks for sponsoring this program:
- Associated Bank, Green Bay
- Bank Five Nine, Oconomowoc
- BMO Harris
- First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, Waukesha
- Johnson Financial Group, Milwaukee
- Old National Bank
- Spring Bank, Brookfield
- The Equitable Bank, Wauwatosa
- Town Bank, N.A., Hartland
- WaterStone Bank, Milwaukee