The financial sector is one that demands precision, dedication, and continuous learning. BankWork$, a notable program within this sector, has been creating ripples with its robust structure, professionalism, and curriculum that's keenly attuned to what employers seek.
A testament to the effectiveness of BankWork$ is the story of Shantelle Faison. While Shantelle boasts an impressive 20-year career spanning positions at First Union Bank, Wells Fargo, and Santander Bank, it was her passion for mentorship that brought her to the program. “BankWork$ found me,” Shantelle recalls, crediting her mentor who recognized her potential and introduced her to this transformative program.
Now an instructor with OIC Philadelphia since 2018, Shantelle has been instrumental in guiding 11 cohorts, nurturing the growth of over 150 graduates. Her perspective on BankWork$ is unequivocal. She comments, “They are very attuned to what employers are looking for.” But beyond just imparting hard skills for a career in financial services, BankWork$ shines in the way it builds confidence in its participants. Shantelle emphasizes, "This program takes students out of their comfort zones, helping them become better versions of themselves. It's designed to uplift the underdogs."
Witnessing the metamorphosis of her students is something Shantelle finds both humbling and rewarding. “By the program's end, participants not only grow and blossom but they radiate confidence. Given the chance, they can truly be a force to be reckoned with.”
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Our BankWork$ program at OIC Philadelphia has had a profound impact on the lives of many. Here's what some of our participants have to say about their experiences:
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