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06/05/2019

Next Generation Bankers Academy Prepares College Students for Careers in Finance

Harrisburg, PA - Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann announced today that the Department of Banking and Securities, along with the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, will hold the second Next Generation Bankers Academy August 19-23 at various locations in Lancaster. It is free to participants.

The Academy provides college students an up-close look at various careers in the financial services industry and the opportunity to network with senior bank management officials. Registration is required and a maximum of 30 college students can enroll.

“The Department of Banking and Securities wants to help banks, credit-unions and regulators have a succession plan for the future,” said Wiessmann. “This program is a way to introduce talented college students to more career options in financial services, including cybersecurity, commercial banking, public relations, and relationship banking.”

Students will participate in interactive modules led by senior bank management from locally headquartered banks. The modules will focus on various financial services careers, including a simulated bank examination exercise. Upon completion, participants will earn a Pennsylvania Next Generation Bankers Academy certificate.

The Academy is one aspect of the Department’s broader NextGen Initiative, which, along with the Insurance Department’s NextGen Insurance Academy, is part of the Wolf Administration’s workforce development efforts. It is designed for rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Registration is open through June 30. Space is limited, interested students are encouraged to apply soon for the Next Generation Bankers Academy.

 “To strengthen and diversify Pennsylvania’s financial and technological growth, it’s important that college students who are curious about the financial services industry understand the various career paths open to them,” said Wiessmann. “Graduates of last year’s Next Generation Academy have gone on to internships and full-time positions in banks. With this program, we are launching the next generation of bank leaders.”

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