RISD Partners with Bank of America To Create Better Money Habits
Richardson ISD continues to enhance postsecondary opportunities for students through intentional partnerships with regional companies, creating a sustainable workforce pipeline for area industries.
This week, Bank of America partnered with RISD by infusing the business, marketing and finance strand of the P-TECH program at Pearce High School with curriculum geared toward creating better money habits.
“Bank of America has a responsibility to reinvest in our community and is committed to driving economic mobility for all, across all demographics and generations,” said Emily Ledet, Bank of America Dallas Fort Worth Market executive. “Teaching financial literacy to high school students through our Better Money Habits platform will help them build a strong foundation to become more financially resilient. We are delighted to support Dr. Stone in her vision of having every RISD student graduate on a path to having a successful career and achieving their financial goals.”
Bank of America has 13,500 employees in the area, with 7,500 in Addison in tech and operations, as the investment bank and financial services giant provides customers with 21st century banking options.
RISD Career & Technology Education Executive Director Sari McCoy said the invaluable, real-world knowledge, skills and mentoring students receive through these types of partnerships put RISD students steps ahead of other graduates. Potential internships, apprenticeships and job training all help students build a work ethic, as well as a resume.
The early access to college-level curriculum and the industry certifications students can obtain prior to graduating from RISD further prepare them for whatever career path they choose.