Getting young adults excited about financial jobs

May 4, 2012

There's a push in northern Illinois to introduce more young people to the world of finance. Some young adults in the Rockford-area will get a chance to learn about such careers. 

A credit boot camp will be held next week for more than a dozen eligible people who have either obtained, or are in the process of getting their GED. The Workforce Investment Board of Winnebago and Boone Counties is assisting in the effort.  Spokesman John Strandin says this is something different than what's typically offered to area youths seeking career help.

"A lot of the emphasis these days is on manufacturing and health care.  But this is an area that came to our attention that there are positions also available in this area that people might not have considered before."

Some of the focus will be on the position of "business credit manager." Participants will also learn about other finance-related careers, including banking. Once the workshops are completed, graduates of the program will be offered paid internships.