SIR Federal Credit Union Takes Financial Training To Area Classrooms
25 students engage on responsible financial practices
Gwinn – January 11, 2013 – SIR Federal Credit Union CEO Ron Lauren visits Ms. Austin’s Middle School Personal Finance Class today in Gwinn.
Ron clarifying points with Ms. Austin
As part of an ongoing community effort to teach young people about good personal finance responsibility, Ron fielded a variety of great questions by 25 students in Ms. Austin’s Personal Finance class.
Some of the things that the students wanted to know were:
- What is the difference between a bank and a credit union?
- How are credit unions involved int he community?
- How are dividends paid with credit unions?
- What kind of jobs are available in the credit union and finance industry?
- How much money is kept at the Credit Union?
- Do you like your job?
- How secure are electronic transactions?
Gwinn teacher reminds her students that electronic finger prints last a lifetime and can negatively or positively affect your ability to seek employment opportunities
- Were you ever robbed?
Ms. Austin reminded students that Electronic Finger Printing has become a very hot issues for employers.
A young man asked the questions, “What do you look for in a interviewee.?”
Ron Lauren mentioned SIR has a human resources director who does the interviews. After the interview is completed, many times the persons Facebook page may be reviewed before the process goes any further.
Ms. Austin consistently reminds her students that their personal digital finger print will follow them forever. So kids need to be reminded not to post things ‘that would make a prospective employer blush’. This could be a sure way to forfeit a potential job opportunity and avoid professional embarrassment.
The group of students thanked Ron Lauren.
The group ended class by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
SIR Federal Credit Union is committed to providing Marquette County schools with the expertise, skills and equipment to instruct young people how to become financially responsible adults.
Currently Ron is involved with this financial training program in over 30 Marquette & Upper Peninsula community schools. He regularly meets with school boards to help develop finance program curriculum.
Ms. Austin’s Personal Finance Class