Monday, December 7, 2015
Workers' opens new branch at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
With a snip of the oversized scissors, officials from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School Friday ushered in a new era at the grand opening of Workers’ Credit Union’s in-school branch office.
“This branch is a great addition to the school, providing a tremendous convenience in addition to access to financial literacy,“ said Superintendent Sheila Harrity. “At Monty Tech, our curriculum is tied to real-world experience, which this branch allows us to do.”
The full-service office, located off the school’s main entrance, will serve credit union members, faculty and nearly 1,500 students by providing a range of financial products and services, from a cash dispenser to special checking accounts for students.
According to Doug Petersen, president and CEO of Workers’ Credit Union, this is the community credit union’s 17th branch and it's especially important because of the numerous benefits extended to students. “The students enjoy access to cooperative job opportunities and financial literacy resources,” Petersen said.
Cooperative job opportunities will be offered to select students, who will work from the branch office every other week for the entire day handling their classmates’ transactions. “We have received very positive feedback from students who have participated in our other in-school branches, ” said Katie Trinque, branch supervisor.
“It is great that we can work closely with the students so they learn early in life the best practices of managing money,“ Trinque said. “For most people, financial habits as teens, good and bad, follow us into adulthood.”
The branch will be open on school days, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursdays until 6 p.m. This is the third in-school branch for the community credit union, with others located in Chelmsford and Acton.