Power Your Career with Salal Academy

2.5 minute read | Apr 13, 2022

Salal Academy 2022

We’re excited to announce the launch of Salal Academy, our new four-week immersive job-prep training program designed for people in our community who are interested in exploring a career in banking. Best of all, you’ll get paid to learn. Participants get a $1,000 stipend after they complete the program’s requirements.

The Academy’s mission is to equip participants with practical, transferable skills in banking software, industry knowledge, and customer service, paving the way for entry-level opportunities in the financial services sector. Through the program, we also aim to reach people in communities who have traditionally been under-represented in the banking world, letting them know about the many opportunities available in the world of financial services.

Salal Academy offers more than just job shadowing; it provides a gateway to new learning opportunities. Through a combination of classroom learning, independent activities, in-branch training, and professional development—including practice job interviews—participants in the program gain both technical and soft skills training, enhancing their readiness for a career in banking.

Program Details

Program stipend:
$1,000 stipend after successful completion of the program’s requirements. Academy participants who need assistance with transportation costs will be offered an Orca card.

Location:
The Academy features learning in several different settings, including in-person (at our Northgate headquarters, which is a quick walk from the Northgate light rail station), job shadowing in one of our branches, and an online component.

Who’s Eligible?

We value a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcome all applicants. We especially encourage individuals who have an interest in working in the financial industry.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Participants must be available for the entire four weeks.
  • All in-person classes and events take place within a range of 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Most will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with one in-person event held on either a Monday or a Friday.
  • No previous work experience is required.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Participants will need to complete a background check.
  • Participants need to have access to a computer, laptop, or mobile device with dependable wi-fi, or be able to get online at a library.
  • For stipend payment, participants will need a social security number. (Note: in the future we hope to be able to invite participants with ITINs.)

Learn More

For more information, including when Salal Academy will be happening next and how to apply, visit SalalCU.org/Salal-Academy.

If you have questions or want more information about the Salal Academy program, feel free to email us at Academy@SalalCU.org.

Want to learn more about current job opportunities at Salal? Check out our careers page.

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