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Pictured are Garnelli Marcel, a student at Campbell High School; Nija Delaney, from McEachern; Jacky Carrasco, from South Cobb High; and Ivonni Ferguson, from Marietta High School during training. Photo special to the MDJ.

Cobb-based Delta Community Credit Union announced on Tuesday that it welcomed 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 our 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 Cobb and Fayette counties.

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 part-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 can 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.

For more information, visit www.DeltaCommunityCU.com.

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