BankWork$™ opens the door to lasting careers in the financial services industry.
BankWork$™ is an industry-supported training program that prepares participants for careers in financial services.
- 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.
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.
- 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 /firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Attend an info session
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 email@example.com.
Participants in Bankwork$™ training must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Be fluent in written and spoken English (Bilingual fluency is a plus)
- Have basic computer skills.
- Be bondable
- Be a registered WorkSource Portland Metro customer. If you are not registered, you can start the process online today at www.WorkSourcePortlandMetro.org, or by visiting your nearest WorkSource Portland Metro Center.
Some of our Success Stories
“BankWork$ 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
The next BankWork$™ Class begins:
April 3, 2017
Hosted by WorkSource Portland Metro Beaverton-Hillsboro
at the PCC Willow Creek Facility
241 SW Edgeway Drive
Beaverton, OR 97006
Attend a BankWork$™ Info Session to Learn More
For more information about BankWork$™ attend an info Session at the Beaverton Hillsboro WorkSource Center.
Registered WorkSource customers can sign up for the info sessions by going to MyWorkSource or by contacting their nearest WorkSource Portland Metro Center.
BankWork$™ Trainer & Career Navigator
Orin Schmitt began his banking career at Far West Federal in 1989. Starting as a part-time teller, he quickly moved into a Senior Financial Service Representative position. He continued to build his career at U.S. Bank where he was promoted to positions ranging from Personal Banking Officer, Legal Processor, Events Coordinator and Business Banker. After U.S. Bank, he continued developing skills as a Claim Analyst, Call Center Supervisor, Learning & Development Specialist, and Technical Trainer and HR Lead eventually becoming an Instructional Designer at Moda Health. His passion for training and helping others led him to WorkSource Portland Metro SE as an Employment Training Specialist, and now to his role as BankWork$™ Instructor.
As the Bankwork$™ instructor, Orin will also be supporting job search and placement activities. He can be reached at 503-772-2313 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Davis worked as a corporate recruiter for major insurance firms and banks for more than 10 years. She has been a key employee at SE Works, Inc. since 2011, most recently as an Employment Specialist/Account Representative for a unique job placement program.
™ customers to mentor, refine resumes, practice interviewing skills and provide assistance with job placement and follow up support. Sue can be reached at 503-772-2342 or at email@example.com.