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High School Students to Participate in Miami Dade College’s Future Banker’s Training Program

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Miami, June 6, 2012 - This summer, 20 students from Booker T. Washington and Coral Gables Senior High schools will participate in Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Future Banker’s Training Program, where they will learn about careers in the financial services industry.

The program, administered by MDC’s School of Business and the Center for Financial Training and funded by the South Florida Workforce Investment Board (SFWIB), is designed to tap into the talents of students from low-income neighborhoods and prepare them for a career in the financial services. The students’ math and communication skills are enhanced through college-level course work, and participants land entry level jobs at the completion of the internship with partnering financial institutions.

“The Future Banker’s Camp affords students to be prepared and become acquainted with basic elements of finance, which ultimately will have a positive impact on their livelihood, overall performance in school, their readiness for employment and actual employability success,” said

Rick Beasley, executive director for South Florida Workforce Investment Board.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to receive the American Bankers Association (ABA), American Institute of Banking (AIB) Bank Teller Certificate. This national industry standard certificate meets the educational requirement for the certification exam offered by the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICBA). Students who graduate from high school are eligible for Miami Dade College’s Vocational Certificate and can work towards an Associates of Science degree in Financial Services.

About South Florida Workforce Investment Board

South Florida Workforce Investment Board is a public-private partnership and integral partner in

Miami-Dade’s economic plan that initiates state and federally funded workforce development and training policies for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Additionally, South Florida Workforce services and resources are available to everyone at no cost through a network of Career Centers located throughout the Region.

For more information about the Future Banker’s Training Program, contact the Youth Services Division at 305 594-7615, ext. 292.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu
SFWIB media contact: Olivia Almagro, 305-594-7615, ext. 274.




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