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For Immediate Release
November 12, 2018
ABA Media Contact: Mike Townsend
(202) 663-5471 
Email: mtownsend@aba.com 
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ABA Unveils Free Career Training for Veterans, Transitioning Military Members and Military Spouses

 

​WASHINGTON — As the nation honors veterans this week for their service to the country, the American Bankers Association is launching a new training initiative designed to make it easier for those who serve to make the transition to banking.  Today ABA released Transitioning Careers – Basic Bank Training for Veterans, a free, online training program specifically designed to teach veterans, transitioning active-duty military members and military spouses basic banking skills. With an estimated 230,000-245,000 U.S. military members entering civilian life each year according to the U.S. Department of Defense, ABA developed this suite of courses to assist veterans with their transition and to help banks tap into a community of uniquely talented job candidates. Given their sacrifice, active-duty military spouses will also be eligible for the free training.
 
“America’s banks have a long and proud history of support for our military and veteran communities, and thousands of bankers have made the transition from military service to banking, inspired by a similar mission of helping others,” said Jim Edrington, ABA’s chief member engagement officer. “This free training will make it even easier for banks to recruit and onboard veterans as well as active-duty military spouses. Banks will benefit from the leadership, problem-solving and teamwork skills that every veteran learns from their service to the nation.”
 
The suite of eight self-paced online courses serves as a comprehensive introduction to the banking industry and covers the basics of customer service, lending, payments and ethics. The program is available free of charge to banks as well as to qualified individuals who request access on their own.
 
For more information on the program or to register, visit aba.com/VeteransTraining.
   
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend nearly $10 trillion in loans.
 
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