Financial Industry Training
Monday, October 23, 2023 to Friday, December 22, 2023
Self-paced program information
Self-paced, flexible online training that fits your schedule
Commit to 20 hours of training per week
Receive individual & small cohort mentoring sessions and customized study plans

Invest in your future!

Fast-track your way into the financial industry in under 8 weeks

  • Launch your career with Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) certification, a gateway credential to mid/high level positions.
  • Train for a financial services position with salaries starting at $18-$20/hour; up to $28/hour with prior work experience, plus earn a $1,000 stipend while you learn.
  • Professional career coaching with flexible online training that fits your schedule and customized study plans.
  • Learn introductory fundamentals such as types of products and their risks, the structure of the securities industry markets, regulatory agencies and their functions, and prohibited practices.
  • Learn about career options with our employer partners, Wells Fargo, Ameriprise Financial, US Bank, and Thrivent.
  • Training available at NO COST to eligible students.
  • Our October class is for Minneapolis residents only.
Online or Virtual Information
Additional start date details:
Week of Oct 23rd - in-person introductory sessions to help make connections with classmates, address any tech needs, and see the curriculum platform in action. You will also learn more about our business partners, their employment opportunities, work culture, and career progression. This will help you ensure the program is a good fit.
Oct 30th - first virtual class session.
How to Participate

Learn more and apply online at https://www.gesmn.org/training or contact us at 651-379-5837 or email outreach@gesmn.org.

 

Outcomes
  • Earn the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) certification, a gateway credential to mid/high level positions in under 8 weeks.
  • Earn a $1,000 training stipend while you learn.
  • Learn about career options with our employer partners Wells Fargo, Ameriprise Financial, US Bank, and Thrivent.
  • Train for positions including financial advising, licensed customer service professional, investment contact center, personal banker, and credit relations manager.
  • We will help you find employment, assist you in maintaining your new position and even support you in career advancement opportunities.
  • We will explore resources such as transportation and equipment that may be needed in order to work in your chosen field.
Program Costs

Training available at NO COST to eligible students

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Interest in working in the financial industry
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Score at a 9th grade level or higher on a reading and math assessment
  • No felonies; no misdemeanors involving breach of trust
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Must be a City of Minneapolis resident

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