Graduates of the Featherstone Foundation’s Reaching New Heights Program have landed incredible careers in the financial services industry. Our program helps bilingual candidates create resumes, perfect their interviewing skills, meet employers and secure meaningful careers. If you want to improve your professional outlook, apply to our program today! Selected participants will attend a 14-week training, Saturdays from 10am-1pm, September 8-December 8.
Through our highly-successful workforce development program, our graduates have landed full time jobs at major financial institutions such as PNC, BB&T, MECU, Wells Fargo, Priority Financial Services and New York Life Insurance Company.
Our graduates are earning between $9,000-$30,000 more in wages as a result of our program, plus benefits, including health insurance, 401K and paid sick and vacation days. The Foundation’s impact video features two participant testimonials: https://vimeo.com/207855442
Job Placement Highlights:
- Carolina O., a native of Colombia, now works at PNC Bank as a bilingual teller. Prior to our program, she was a caretaker without benefits.
- Maria G. a native of Nicaragua, has been hired at BB&T as banker. Prior to our program, she was previously a teacher with hourly wage and no benefits.
- Eduardo V., Mexican native, landed a position as a bilingual bank teller at Wells Fargo as a result of our program. He’s been promoted from a teller to a banker. Prior to our program, he was a cook at a local restaurant.
- Xiomara V., a native of El Salvador, accepted a job at Priority Financial Services, working in the loan department. She was a custodian prior to our program without benefits such as paid time off.