Delta Community Welcomes Local High School Students to Work
Credit Union’s Apprentice Program Provides Job Training and Competitive Pay to Motivated Teens
ATLANTA (July 30, 2018) – Delta Community Credit Union (www.DeltaCommunityCU.com), Georgia’s largest credit union with assets exceeding $5.8 billion, this week welcomes 21 local high school students to work in its retail branches throughout metro Atlanta. As participants in Delta Community’s award-winning High School Apprentice Program, these 11th and 12th graders will receive job training, career opportunities and a paycheck.
“By providing these students professional and financial literacy training, we’re helping prepare them for success long after high school graduation,” said Hank Halter, Delta Community CEO. “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 its members.”
Apprentices are identified through Work-Based Learning programs at specific metro Atlanta schools. 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 Fayette County and Cobb County.
Since Delta Community launched its apprentice program in 2006, more than 140 high school juniors and seniors have participated. Many remain employed by Delta Community after graduation on a full-time basis or pat-time while attending college. They have also moved beyond their original teller jobs to work in departments such as retirement and investment services, lending, and regulatory compliance.
While the 2018 apprentice class is already in place, students interested in enrolling in the future should contact their high school’s Work-Based Learning Coordinator. Apprentices must undergo background checks and the same professional training as Delta Community’s adult tellers.
About Delta Community Credit Union
Delta Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with a mission of providing better service and value on the products consumers use to manage household expenses and save for the future. Founded in 1940, Delta Community is Georgia’s largest credit union with more than 375,000 members, 24 metro Atlanta branches and three out-of-state branch locations. It welcomes anyone living or working in metro Atlanta, as well as 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.