Educators Credit Union supports financial literacy for the youth by hiring students who are enrolled in their business co-op programs within their high school to be tellers at various branches. These students are typically juniors or seniors and are hired on not only to be tellers, but to learn how a financial cooperative works and is structured. Throughout working at Educators, students are required to complete nine EverFi modules and complete their assignment workbook before the end of their year as a teller. In this workbook they are to complete multiple tasks such as: creating a video to be shared on social media about our scholarships, an assignment focused on how to communicate clearly and professionally in a workplace and developing plans for presentations. They also have the opportunity to shadow a department of their choice to learn more about how the credit union operates. In 2016-2017, we hired several co-op tellers to work part time at multiple Educators branches. We will hire thirteen new co-ops for the 2017-2018 school year.
Not only does Educators Credit Union hire co-op students to work in our fully operational branches, but did you know that we also have three small branches within high schools for students to work at? These branches are located inside Bradford High in Kenosha, Hamilton High in Milwaukee and Case High in Racine and operate a little differently than normal branches. The students are the tellers and they are the ones who run the branch operations. Students and faculty can come in and make deposits which the students then organize and record. At the end of the day, the deposits are sent over to one of our main branches for processing. These branches teach students responsibility, organization and help them gain experience in running a financial cooperative’s daily tasks.
If you are a student interested in applying for a co-op position, check out our careers page at https://www.ecu.com/careers/. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Victor Frasher at 262.884.6630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.