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HSFCU partners with Chaminade University to teach students valuable business skills

Sponsored by Hawaii State FCU

Hawaii State FCU is committed to helping young adults succeed and become future leaders. The banking institution believes that by investing in students, it can help set Hawaii’s youth on a trajectory for future academic and professional success. Through its partnership with Chaminade University, Hawaii State FCU is able to provide internships for Hawaii’s students and hopes to inspire the next generation of leaders to continue to give back to the community.

“Some of the most valuable skills I have learned include professionalism, leadership skills, project management and time management,” one intern said. “All skills needed to have a successful career with a financial institution.” Another says the internship prepared him for real-world problems and gave him the tools to solve them. “I feel prepared to succeed in a business environment thanks to the internship at Hawaii State FCU.”

Hawaii State FCU likes to give back to the community in the form of education scholarships, teacher grants, and support of local non-profits. Another way is through student internships, which are invaluable to the students themselves and for the fresh perspective they give to our employees as well.

Interns currently in the program are working on their final projects and will be evaluating the ROI on the investment in people. Often there is a worry, “What if we train people and they leave?” These interns are researching the value a training program brings to a company because Hawaii State FCU asked, “What if we don’t train people and they stay?”

Hawaii State FCU believes investment in employee training is as important as investing in new technology, and it plans to articulate how training delivers results back to the credit union.

“All employees at Hawaii State FCU are part of a family,” said one intern. “The employees have great personalities and are full of life!”

About Hawaii State FCU
Hawaii State FCU was founded in 1936 by a handful of government workers who believed in people helping people and watching out for one another’s back. Today, the banking institution still lives by those founding ideals, ensuring that it is Always Right by You throughout your financial journey.

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