Clarksville, TN – Giving Clarksville-Montgomery County School System students real-world knowledge and hands-on experience has been made possible by this month’s Board of Education Point of Pride recipient, the Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union.
CMCSS’s Career Technical Education (CTE) has worked closely with FCFCU president and CEO Stewart Ramsey, vice president of retail operations Melody Swindall and executive vice president Maria McKee to plan and implement the student credit unions at Northeast High School and Rossview High School.
During the summer, students attended teller training at the main Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union on Lowe’s Drive. Students received the same training as all employees hired to be tellers. Students are now employees of the credit union and can work in any of the locations after school hours and in the summer. This allows students the opportunity to gain real world experience while still in school.
In addition, Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union sponsored awareness campaigns to make students and parents aware of the availability of the new branches and the services provided. They sponsored open houses for both branches giving away door prizes such as tote bags, flashlights and water bottles along with a student drawing for a computer and other prizes.
Currently, they are working with CTE to plan the new student credit union branch at Clarksville High School. Without their dedication to our schools, the student credit unions would not be possible.