BankWork$™ opens the door to lasting careers in the financial services industry.
BankWork$™ is an industry-supported training program that prepares participants for a career in the financial services industry.
- 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.
The Portland BankWork$™ training program benefits from the support of Dress for Success and Best Foot Forward who help our graduates look their professional best for their interview and at the start of their careers.
Bankwork$™ 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 of what a career in banking means. It covers:
- The ABC’s of the corporate workplace
- Customer service/sales
- Comprehensive bank products & services
- Job search preparation including: resume creation, submitting applications and interview practice
- Workplace expectations
Sponsored by local banks and credit unions, BankWork$™ is free to eligible participants.
The Training Beings Soon
To learn more, and sign up for an information session call 503-545-5507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Are you Eligible?
If you like working with people, you may like the customer service aspects of banking.
To participate in Bankwork$™ you must:
- Be 18 years or older
- 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.
Current WorkSource customer can sign up for BankWork$™ Info Sessions through MyWorkSource, by contacting their nearest WorkSource Portland Metro Center or by emailing email@example.com.
Some of our Success Stories
“The BankWorks program has been very informational regarding the financial world and what would be expected of us as tellers. Lyla and Sue have been very supportive during class, my job search, and my time working as a teller.”
“During my eight weeks my mind was blown by not only what we learned, but by the dedication that was given to me to make sure I succeeded to my best ability…I would recommend this class to anybody interested in banking as a career. It’s not only a way to get your foot in the door, but a way to strut through the doors with confidence.”
“I enjoyed this class. I met new people, and learned new things. I strongly believe that all the skills I gained from the Bankwork$™ program will affect not only my career but also my personal life.”
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.