2016 Future Bankers’ Camp Trains High School Students at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Business, the Center for Financial Training at MDC, CareerSource of South Florida, and Cuban American National Council (CNC) are once again hosting the popular Future Bankers’ Camp, which provides hands-on experience for high school students interested in careers within the financial services industry. The educational component is taking place through June 16 at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, and the internships will take place June 17–30. A graduation ceremony will be held June 30.
With more than 23 local banks supporting the Future Bankers’ Camp, this innovative program includes various educational opportunities for students to enhance their math, communication and financial literacy skills, including completion of a two-week internship and 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.
The Future Bankers’ Camp welcomes students enrolled in Academy of Finance programs at local schools, including Barbara Goleman Senior High School, Coral Gables Senior High School, Coral Reef Senior High School, Hialeah Gardens Senior High, Miami Edison Senior High, Miami Jackson Senior High School, Miami Sunset Senior High School, North Miami Senior High, North Miami Beach Senior High School, Mater Academy East Charter High School, Sports Leadership and Management Academy (SLAM), and William H. Turner Technical Arts High School.
Participating banks and organizations include Banco Santander, Banesco, BankUnited, BBVA Compass Bank, Biscayne Bank, City National Bank, Coconut Grove Bank, Continental National Bank, First National Bank of South Miami, Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), International Finance Bank, JetStream Federal Credit Union, Mercantil Commercebank, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF), Ocean Bank, Pacific National Bank, Popular Community Bank, Professional Bank, Regions Bank, South Florida Banking Institute (SFBI), Sunstate Bank, TD Bank, and Wells Fargo.
This year’s tracks include Teller and Customer Service Training. The Customer Service track includes a 3 credit class through MDC. Upon successful completion of the camp, students are eligible to receive the American Bankers Association Bank Teller and Customer Service Representative Certificates. This national industry standard certificate meets the educational requirement for the certification exam offered by the Institute of Certified Bankers. Students who graduate can also work towards an associate degree in financial services.
The Miami-Dade County Public Schools Academy of Finance program is a member of the National Academy Foundation, 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 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.
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