Delta Community Credit Union recently welcomed 21 local high school students to work in its retail branches throughout metro Atlanta.
The 11th and 12th graders, participants in Delta Community’s High School Apprentice Program, these 11th and 12th graders will receive job training, career opportunities and a paycheck, according to a Marietta Daily Journal article. They’re trained like regular employees and are expected to work between 15 and 20 hours per week on top of their regular school course load.
“By providing these students professional and financial literacy training, we’re helping prepare them for success long after high school graduation,” Delta Community CEO Hank Halter said in a statement. “In return, Delta Community connects with bright, motivated young people who give valuable support to our front-line teams, resulting in even better service for our members.”
Apprentices are identified through Work-Based Learning programs at specific metro Atlanta schools. More than 140 high school juniors and seniors have participated during the program’s 12-year history, according to a Gwinnett Daily Post article.
“This program is huge for us,” Duluth branch manager Tom Fontaine told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “Being able to be part of the schools and see some of our students grown and develop means a lot to me personally.”
In 2018, the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education recognized Delta Community’s High School Apprentice Program as Business Partner of the Year for its support of Work-Based Learning in both Cobb and Fayette counties.