Workforce Development

In order to remain competitive, the banking industry must recruit the most talented, diverse and inclusive workforce across all levels of the bank. To assist in this effort, PA Bankers actively participates in three programs to recruit the next generation of bankers and support the industry: BankWork$, Next Generation Bankers Academy and CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition.



PA Bankers Intern Program

The PA Bankers Association has partnered with Shippensburg University to develop a bank-centered intern program for our member banks. The program is intended to provide real-world experiences with project-based assignments by gaining exposure, opportunity and support to develop and grow both personally and professionally. Students will learn about career paths that explore a variety of skills and interests within the banking industry, while providing access to qualified interns who can support critical job functions within the banks.

The 12-week program launched in May 2022 through a pilot effort in South Central PA to include three banks of varying sizes, 20 interns, Shippensburg University and Millersville University. During the pilot phase, the program will be developed and refined before launching statewide in 2023 to all member banks and state system schools across the commonwealth. 

We are excited to see this pilot develop and be able to support our members statewide with their talent recruitment efforts. Stay tuned for updates!



Working in communities of need and with students who typically would not be considered qualified candidates for banking/financial services positions, BankWork$ offers opportunities to succeed in well-paying jobs that can lead to a lasting career in the banking industry. Each eight-week class is designed to train entry-level bank tellers, customer service representatives and personal banker candidates and ultimately provide and connect those candidates to local banks and financial institutions.

Click here to view a BankWork$ success story.

CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition

The Conference of State Banking Supervisors (CSBS) Community Bank Case Study Competition is a national program that pairs undergraduate college/university student teams with local community banks to conduct original case studies. Through this case study, students will engage in an experiential learning opportunity that will allow them to network with local banks, CSBS staff and academics. Click here to learn more information.

Michelle Staton
Sr. Vice President, Finance & Operations
(717) 255-6923