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    Delta Community Welcomes 24 Students to High School Apprentice Program

    Credit Union Provides Motivated Teens with Job Training, Competitive Pay and Career Opportunities

    ATLANTA (August 22, 2017) – Delta Community Credit Union (www.DeltaCommunityCU.com), Georgia’s largest credit union with assets exceeding $5 billion, announces record high enrollment in its High School Apprentice (HSA) Program. Now in its 12th year, the Program will provide two dozen metro Atlanta 11th and 12th graders with job training, competitive pay and career opportunities.

    "Our High School Apprentices receive not only job training and a paycheck. They are exposed to lessons in financial responsibility, customer service and interpersonal skills which will benefit them throughout life," said Delta Community CEO Hank Halter. "In return, Delta Community connects with bright, hard-working students who give valuable support to our front-line employees, which enables us to provide even better service to our members."

    Of the 114 high school juniors and seniors who have participated in the HSA Program since its inception in 2006, more than 48 percent remain with Delta Community and have chosen the company as their career path. Several have moved beyond their original teller jobs to positions in Human Resources, Lending, Regulatory Compliance and Consumer Credit Services.

    Delta Community’s HSA Program candidates are identified through select metro Atlanta schools’ Work-Based Learning Programs. Apprentices must complete the same professional training as adult employees before beginning jobs as bank tellers. While the 2017 class is already in place in branches throughout metro Atlanta, students interested in enrolling in future Apprentice Programs may contact their high school’s Work-Based Learning coordinator for application 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 more than $5 billion in assets and 27 branch locations. The Credit Union now welcomes people who live and work in 11 metro Atlanta counties, and employees of more than 150 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.