Miami, July 17, 2020 – Miami Dade College (MDC) is once again hosting the annual Future Bankers’ Camp for high school students interested in careers within the financial services sector. The program is a collaboration between MDC’s School of Global Business at Wolfson Campus, MDC’s School of Continuing Education and Professional Development, the Center for Financial Training at MDC, CareerSource South Florida, the Cuban American National Council (CNC) Miami-Dade County Public School’s Academy of Finance, Rowan University – CHAMP/GEAR UP Program and Rutgers University.
This year, in compliance with social distancing guidelines, the program’s educational component is taking place remotely while the internship portion will be a mix of virtual and face-to-face scenarios. The Camp will culminate with a virtual graduation ceremony on Thursday, July 30.
Participants will receive Bank Teller Training. Upon completion of the camp, students are eligible to receive the American Bankers Association (ABA) Bank Teller Certificate. Students who graduate will also earn summer school credits and can apply for dual enrollment credits towards an associate degree in financial services from MDC and receive National Academy Foundation (NAF) Certification.
With 33 Miami and Camden, NJ banks/financial institutions supporting the Future Bankers’ Camp, this innovative program includes various educational opportunities for students to enhance their math, communication and financial literacy skills and attain industry certification with the goal of preparing them for college and careers in financial services. This initiative is also aligned with the school district’s partnership and involvement in the One Community One Goal Targeted Industry Implementation Plan.
Now in its 13th year, the Future Bankers’ Camp welcomes 102 students enrolled in Academy of Finance programs at Miami-Dade County Public High Schools, as well as visiting students from Camden, NJ. Local schools participating in the program include Barbara Goleman Senior High School, Coral Gables Senior High School, Coral Reef Senior High School, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Hialeah Gardens Senior High School, South Dade Senior High School and William H. Turner Technical Arts High School.
Participating banks and organizations include Amerant Bank, Bac Florida, Banco Pichincha, Banesco USA, BankUnited, Baptist Health South Florida F.C.U., FDIC, Federal Reserve Bank, FirstBank Florida, First Horizon, Helm Bank, Intercredit Bank, International Finance Bank, M&T Bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF), Ocean Bank, Pacific National Bank, Popular Bank, Power Financial Credit Union, Professional Bank, Santander (Florida & NJ), South Jersey Federal Credit Union, South Florida Banking Institute, Sunstate Bank, TD Bank, Wells Fargo Bank (Florida & NJ) and U.S. Century Bank.
The Miami-Dade County Public Schools Academy of Finance program is a member of the National Academy Foundation (NAF), a national network of career academies to support the development of America’s youth toward personal and professional success in high school, higher education and throughout their careers.
CareerSource South Florida 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, contact Future Banker’s Training Program by contacting Youth Services Division at 305 594-7615 ext. 292.
CNC is a non-profit organization providing human services to persons in need from all racial and ethnic groups. CNC assists individuals to become self-reliant and builds bridges among America’s diverse communities.
The Center for Financial Training at MDC provides financial services education, training and technology to financial services professionals throughout the United States and around the world. CFT is a national organization and the largest industry-sponsored adult education program in the world. CFT training and education programs provide job specific skills and knowledge to the financial services industry. CFT is the educational arm of the American Bankers Association and courses are part of a national continuing education curriculum. Completion of prescribed programs can lead to national industry-recognized ABA/CFT diplomas and certificates as well as assist in professional licensing requirements and meet college credit and degree requirements.
For more information about the Center for Financial Training at MDC, please contact Connie Laguna at 305-237-3051, or visit www.sfcft.org.