Congratulations to the November BankWork$ Graduates!

BankWork$ graduates (left to right) Chenille Cole, Tinamaria Adams, Sophia Strong, Jonathan Gitter, Meenakshi Das, Maxwell Sebastian, and Linda Class celebrate achievement with WBA’s executive vice president, Daryll Lund on November 18.

The November BankWork$ class has now graduated! The Wisconsin Bankers Association 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 seven included Tinamaria Adams, Linda Class, Chenille Cole, Meenakshi Das, Jonathan Gitter, Maxwell Sebastian, and Sophia Strong. 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 2018 and has so far provided more than 4,000 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
  • First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, Waukesha
  • First Midwest Bank, Milwaukee
  • Johnson Financial Group
  • PyraMax Bank, Greenfield
  • Spring Bank, Brookfield
  • The Equitable Bank, Wauwatosa
  • Waterstone Bank, Milwaukee
  • Wells Fargo