Miami, June 6, 2017 – 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) will host the 10th annual 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 the MDC Wolfson Campus, with internships held June 19–30, and a graduation ceremony on June 29.
With more than 26 local 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, 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, South Dade, and William H. Turner Technical Arts High School.
This year’s track is Bank Teller Training. Upon successful completion of the camp, students are eligible to receive the American Bankers Association Bank Teller Certificate. Students who graduate can also work towards an associate degree in financial services.
Participating banks and organizations include Banco Santander, BankUnited, Banesco, Biscayne Bank, City National Bank, Coconut Grove Bank, Continental National Bank, FirstBank Florida, First National Bank of South Miami, Florida International Bankers Association (BBVA), 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, Sunstate Bank, TD Bank, Totalbank and Wells Fargo.
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.