ACADEMY OF FINANCE STUDENTS GET A HEAD START AS FUTURE BANKERS
Forty-five Miami-Dade County Public Schools students from various schools in the District will have the opportunity participate in an innovative summer program called the Future Bankers’ Camp. CareerSource South Florida and several local banks have strengthened their commitment to expose students to careers in the financial services industry by sponsoring the program.
The Miami Dade College School of Business and the Center for Financial Training Future Bankers’ Camp will prepare students enrolled in Academy of Finance programs at Barbara Goleman, Coral Gables, Coral Reef, Mater Academy East Charter, Miami Jackson, North Miami Beach, and Miami Sunset senior high schools. The summer program will provide students with various educational enhancement opportunities that will enhance their math and communication skills, including completion of an internship program and industry certification with the ultimate aim of college and career readiness. This initiative is also aligned with the school district’s partnership and involvement in the One Community One Goal targeted Industry Implementation Plan.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to receive the American Bankers Association (ABA), American Institute of Banking (AIB) Bank Teller Certificate. This national industry standard certificate meets the educational requirement for the certification exam offered by the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICBA). Students who graduate from high school can also work towards an A.S. degree in Financial Services.
The Miami-Dade County Public Schools Academy of Finance program is a member of the National Academy Foundation (NAF), a national network of career academies to support the development of America’s youth toward personal and professional success in high school, higher education and throughout their careers. There are 15 high schools in Miami-Dade with Academy of Finance career academies.
M-DCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education provides students with high quality, relevant, career technical education, giving students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in college and careers for the new economy. For more information, go to: http://dcte.dadeschools.net.
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Future Bankers receive their portfolios and meet their mentors at the kickoff reception
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