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    Delta Community’s High School Apprentice Program Benefits Students, Communities

    Credit Union Provides Job Training, Career Opportunities and Competitive Pay

    ATLANTA, July 8, 2015 – Delta Community Credit Union (www.DeltaCommunityCU.com), Georgia’s largest credit union with assets of $4.8 billion, announces continued growth of its High School Apprentice Program, which provides students in metro Atlanta schools with job training, competitive pay and career opportunities.

    Since Delta Community began its program in 2006, the number of participants has grown steadily, reaching 18 this year. Of the 16 participants in the 2014 program, 13 returned to work as adults at Delta Community.

    “I learned about the financial services industry, and also about customer service and teamwork,” said Shelby Montpas, a full-time electronic funds specialist. “My apprenticeship in 2011 brought focus to my career goals and has made me a better student as I work toward my college degree.”

    In return, the Apprentice Program gives Delta Community a well trained workforce, new members, and a renewed spirit of community involvement.

    “The Apprentice Program aligns with our commitment to community involvement by providing job training, work experience and a career path for motivated students” said Senior Vice President of Human Resources Suzanne Mitchell. “It also gives Delta Community’s front-line employees added support, which results in better service for our members.”

    Students currently enrolled in the Apprentice Program will complete the same training as other newly-hired employees before beginning jobs in various Delta Community branches. Students interested in enrolling in the Apprentice Program in 2016 should contact their school’s Work Based Learning coordinator for more information.

    About Delta Community Credit Union

    Delta Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with a mission of providing consumers better service and value on the deposit, loan, investment and insurance products they use to manage their household expenses and save for the future. Delta Community was founded in 1940 and has become Georgia’s largest credit union with $4.8 billion in assets and 26 branch locations. The Credit Union now welcomes residents of 11 metro Atlanta counties and employees of more than 140 businesses, including Chick-fil-A, Delta Air Lines, RaceTrac and UPS. Visit www.DeltaCommunityCU.com to learn more about opening an account at Delta Community or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DeltaCommunity and Twitter at @DeltaCommunity.