Heritage Trust expands on commitment to workforce readiness
CHARLESTON, SC (September 8, 2016) — Heritage Trust continues to expand on its commitment to workforce readiness by participating in the Youth Apprenticeship Program, a partnership between the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Trident Technical College and area school districts. Through this initiative, area high school juniors and seniors are able to gain additional knowledge beyond their coursework by also taking dual credit classes at Trident Technical College in a specific vocation. Students then have the opportunity to apprentice for ten hours a week at a company in their respective course track to gain valuable experience in a special career field.
Members of the Credit Union were in attendance at a recent signing ceremony in North Charleston, South Carolina to support newly hired student-apprentice, Bryson McIntosh. Bryson, a junior at Berkeley Middle College, will be working alongside members of the Heritage Trust Information Technology department as a Network Technician. Through this program, Bryson will be able to build upon what he learns in the classroom by getting on-the-job training with network security, data center operations and managing Help Desk service requests.
“We are excited to deepen our involvement in this initiative by participating in the apprenticeship program. Heritage Trust has always been committed to combining financial literacy and education to empower our youth and give them the tools to help them be successful. Not only is this a great resume builder for someone in High School, it’s also a great way for students to learn another aspect of the Credit Union.” commented Dustin Haynes, Heritage Trust Public Relations Officer.
About Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union
Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union was founded in 1955 and is now one of the largest credit unions in the greater Charleston Metro area with $650 MM in assets and serving over 50,000 members. With trust as a core value, the credit union offers a full suite of products, from savings, checking and investment options to real estate and commercial lending and business solutions.