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BankWork$ opens the door to lasting careers in the financial services industry.

About BankWork$ About icon

BankWork$ is an industry-supported training program that prepares participants for careers in financial services.

It provides:

  • Eight weeks of intensive training for positions as bank tellers, customer service representatives, and personal bankers.
  • Job interview practice
  • Resume writing
  • Job placement assistance
  • Ongoing coaching and mentoring for career advancement.
Started in 2006 by The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, the Bankwork$ program has since expanded across the U.S. To learn more about the national program click here.


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Bankwork$ is a fast-moving, hands-on curriculum taught by an experienced banking professional. It includes guest visits by local bankers and gives students a real world look at a career in banking.

Sponsored by local banks and credit unions, BankWork$ is free to eligible participants.

Training covers:

  • Workplace professionalism
  • Financial Service fundamentals
  • Beyond service: deepening the customer relationship
  • Preparing for employment

Each training is followed by a job fair where graduates interview for positions with the program's partner banks.

A new training is scheduled to begin soon!

To learn more, call or email Sue Davis, 503-964-4326 / today!

Attend an info session Are you elgible icon

If you like working with people, you may like the customer service aspects of banking. Learn more by attending a BankWork$TM Info Session at a WorkSource Portland Metro Center.

WorkSource customers can sign up for BankWork$TM Info Sessions through MyWorkSource, by contacting their nearest WorkSource Portland Metro Center, or by emailing

Participants in Bankwork$ training must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English (Bilingual fluency is a plus)
  • Have basic computer skills.
  • Be bondable
  • Be a registered WorkSource Portland Metro customer. If you are not registered, you can start the process online today at, or by visiting your nearest WorkSource Portland Metro Center.
Standard background checks and other restrictions may apply.

Some of our Success Stories

“BankWork$ has helped me to be better equipped to go into the retail part of banking. The knowledge and advice given during the class has put my perspective into place and I know I am meant for this field”

- 2017 BankWork$ Graduate

“The class gives invaluable insight into the world of banking... Those of us who were new to the financial industry learned to better highlight our skills and gained the confidence necessary to present ourselves as desirable candidates. I am grateful for the opportunity the class provided and I've already began recommending my friends and family look into signing up for the next course”

- 2017 BankWork$ Graduate

“During my eight weeks my mind was blown by not only what we learned, but by the dedication that was given to me to make sure I succeeded to my best ability…I would recommend this class to anybody interested in banking as a career. It’s not only a way to get your foot in the door, but a way to strut through the doors with confidence.”

- 2016 BankWork$ Graduate