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Bank Internship Encourages Local Career Development

December 29, 2017

With the enrollment of college courses upon us, OTC students were informed of a new internship opportunity through Branson Bank. The internship, developed by the local bank, was created to educate students about the many facets of the financial industry while building relationships that encourage area college students to seek future careers in Taney and Stone County.

“As a member of the Taney County Partnership, we support the workforce development initiative by encouraging young people to stay – to live, work, and grow in this great community,” stated Bill Jones, President at Branson Bank. “This is one small way that we hope to serve our business community and it should prove to be a mutually beneficial partnership as we bring on young talent to our growing organization.”

Branson Bank is a local community bank with the unique ability to provide training in multiple financial and business-related departments. During the 15 week college semester, the selected intern will experience time with each of the following departments: Human Resources, Retail Teller Line, Retail New Accounts, Retail Operations, Loan Officer/ Assistant, Loan Portfolio Management, Loan Operations, Bank Management, Compliance/Security, Information Technology, and Marketing. The intern will complete the program with an overview of all the job opportunities available to those seeking future employment within a financial institution.

OTC (Ozark Technical Community College - Table Rock Campus) is the first college to partner with Branson Bank. The partnership is a first for both entities, creating a path for future educational experiences to area college students. Branson Bank plans to offer the internship opportunity to students affiliated with additional area colleges as the program matures.

“I am grateful of the investment that Branson Bank has made by opening their doors to area college students,” stated Dr. Rob Griffith, Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at OTC. “They have made it a priority to help develop and grow our local workforce and if more area businesses would follow suit, we would have many more opportunities that may attract students looking to begin their future careers in the area.”

Pictured below: Halley Fleming, VP of Marketing, Lyndi Carnelison, Marketing Operations Manager, spends some time with their first Intern from                 Ozarks Technical Community College, Yvette Jones.