Bridgewater NJ - Financial Resources Federal Credit Union recently participated in the BEST (Building Economic Strength Together) internship program that links credit unions and people with disabilities. The aims of this program are to help dispel myths about hiring disabled persons and to give resume experience to people who often find it difficult to gain employment because of their disabilities.
Kevin Buist, Senior Vice President Information Technology, of Financial Resources said, “Our experience with the BEST program was great. It was a pleasant surprise to find that our intern had previous experience in IT. He was able to help us complete a few projects that have been on the back burner, and we were able to introduce him to some new technologies. His cooperative attitude and great work ethic made it easy to integrate him into our technical team. We’re really gonna miss him.”
National Disability Institute and Allies Inc, a New Jersey-based training group for people with disabilities, places interns with a disability into New Jersey credit unions to enhance staffing needs, provide member service or assist with any special project.
Internships last for six weeks, with interns working a maximum of three days or 22 hours per week. Because of this outstanding opportunity, interns are motivated to learn, eager to work, and committed to providing the maximum assistance.
BEST is a shared program from the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions.
About Financial Resources Federal Credit Union
Financial Resources Federal Credit Union, formerly the Ethicon Employees Federal Credit Union, is a federally chartered credit union that offers a variety of financial products and services to its members, and business services for its member companies, organizations, and the communities of Flemington, N.J, and the greater New Brunswick/Somerset, N.J. area. Financial Resources is regulated by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and savings are federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. Headquartered in Bridgewater, N.J., Financial Resources has almost 25,000 members and total assets of over $375 million.
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