As we begin Thanksgiving Week, I want to remind our members about the importance of giving back to our local communities. Many of us volunteer for our local schools, sports teams, boys and girls scouting, and many other youth programs. In January 2014, CMA will be working with the Glendale Youth Alliance, Glendale, CA to offer a Credit and Collections Boot Camp training program to 18 – 21 year olds who are eager to learn entry-level job skills that will help them find good jobs.
Created and taught by Eddy Sumar, CCE, CICE, MBA, the Credit and Collections Boot Camp offers valuable entry level skills that can be very helpful to a credit department, as well as in other areas within a company. This will mark the third time CMA has supported Eddy’s valuable program, which has helped a dozen students find meaningful employment.
The program is funded by the State of California as part of the Workforce Investment Act, and includes paid internships for the first 200 hours of employment. This is an easy way for your credit department to benefit from specialized skills taught by a seasoned credit professional, while providing employment opportunities for motivated young adults in your community.
The ultimate goal of this training program is to help students find employment, and we are asking members located in the Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, and Los Angeles areas to consider internship opportunities at your company. Download the flyer (see below) to learn more about how your company can participate. For now, this program is limited to the Los Angeles area, but if your company would be interested in helping CMA bring similar youth credit training programs to your area, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jodi Owens at email@example.com.
We are hoping that members in the Los Angeles area will help us find credit internship opportunities for these youth, and help us fulfill our mission of supporting business through investment in our future workforce.
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Mike Mitchell, CAE
President & CEO