Lending Insights: A young pro’s views of development program

EntRANCE offers learning, opportunities to lead and a path to the future.

CUES member Bill Vogeney, Ent Credit Union’s chief revenue officer and the usual writer of this column, has shared his positive views on our EntRANCE lender development program in the past. “RANCE” in the program name stands for “relevant abilities needed to contribute effectively.”

The first class of EntRANCE program participants helped Ent survive the onslaught of mortgage applications at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Now into the fourth class of lender trainees, Ent’s commitment to the program has never been stronger, as witnessed by senior leadership’s continued involvement and interest in every trainee. An example of that involvement and interest is that Bill invited me to write this column after meeting me through the program and learning of my interest in writing.

A 2021 graduate of Ent’s first EntRANCE class, I want to share the experience I had with the program and why it presents a fantastic opportunity for anyone considering a career in credit unions. EntRANCE gave me a well-rounded knowledge base so I could hit the ground running. It also gave me many different looks at where my career might go in the future.


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