BankWork$ Graduation

Goodwill Industries of Denver has partnered with BankWork$ to provide financial industry specific training in the Denver metro area. BankWork$ is a free training program for adults with barriers to employment that provides a pathway to a career in the financial services industry and places graduates in jobs at leading local banks. Goodwill Industries is offering a 6 week summer session. This intensive course curriculum provides training in the skills needed for jobs as tellers, customer service representatives, and personal bankers. BankWork$ also offers job interview practice, job placement assistance, and ongoing coaching and mentoring to help with career advancement. The program culminates in a graduation ceremony and hiring event where graduates are interviewed by our partner banks.

Two ACC clients graduated from the 6-week-long, intensive BankWork$ training course and are hoping to receive job offers from a local area bank shortly. Both men are interviewing with several of the bank partners immediately following the ceremony.

Shah Mohammad has been in the US for a little over 2 years now. Shah has a BA in Finance from Afghanistan and has been working as a night auditor for a local Hotel for the last two years. He has a background in Office and Finance Management in the construction field and is looking forward to utilizing these skills in the banking industry here in Denver.

Baktash Muhammadi just arrived in Denver a little over two months ago with his wife and three children. He was such a great fit for the BankWork$ training program that he started the course just a little more than three weeks after arriving to the US. Originally from Afghanistan, Baktash has a BA in International Business and Economics from Sophia University in Japan and most recently served as the personal assistant to the Japanese Ambassador at the Embassy of Japan in Kabul, Afghanistan. Baktash has special interests in Accounting, Finance, Macro and Micro Economics and is looking forward to adding Banking to the list.