WASHINGTON —The Ohio Bankers League (OBL) has aligned with the American Bankers Association (ABA) to serve as the Local ABA Training Provider for banking professionals in Ohio. OBL is the 33rd state association to offer the American Institute of Banking (AIB) Educational Program as well as other ABA training resources to meet the ongoing need of its members for employee development.
“One fundamental way a bank can improve its performance is by investing in the development of its people,” said Jim Edrington, executive vice president of ABA’s Professional Development Group. “OBL’s enhanced offerings as a Local ABA Training Provider solidify its standing as the organization to which Ohio bankers should turn for a wealth of proven training resources.”
The AIB Educational Program features online and classroom courses covering a range of banking topics, including core courses like AIB Principles of Banking, that can stand alone to meet a training need or act as building blocks toward AIB Certificates and Diplomas. In addition, Local ABA Training Providers like OBL offer a full suite of nearly 200 online banking courses from the award-winning ABA eLearning catalog.
“This partnership builds upon OBL’s reputation as the Midwest’s premier banking education provider by offering Ohio bankers access to hundreds of additional courses that support their career goals and business needs,” commented Mike Adelman, OBL president and CEO.
The American Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation’s $14 trillion banking industry and its two million employees. Learn more at aba.com.
The Ohio Bankers League is the trade association for the Ohio banking industry – and is Ohio’s only organization focused on meeting the needs of all banks and thrifts in the Buckeye State. For more than 100 years, the OBL has been the voice of the Ohio banking industry fostering a cooperation that has made it one of the strongest and most reputable financial trade associations in the country. By linking banks, bankers, and industry experts – and by pooling their intellectual and capital resources – the OBL serves as a powerful creator of knowledge and collective resources. The non-profit association is comprised of 200 FDIC-insured financial institutions including commercial banks, savings banks, and savings and loan associations ranging in size from just over $13 million in assets to more than $2.5 trillion.
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