IHMVCU Opens New Branch at Teen Club

April  25, 2014

Next week, two Moline teenagers who spent spring break in job training will put their new skills to the test. This afternoon, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union will hold a ribbon cutting for its new branch office at the Boys and Girls Club's teen center in Moline. It will open to the public on Monday.

Laura Ernzen, V.P. of Marketing at IHMVCU, says a few years ago, volunteers saw the need for teens at the club to learn skills they could use to help get their first jobs. So I-H worked with club officials to open a branch at the teen center. Ten to 15 teenagers applied for the two, new positions. "The key skills they're learning are applicable to other jobs, money handling and customer service. And later that'll help them get a full time job."

IHMVCU employees from the Rock Island branch will supervise and mentor the new Teen Membership Services Representatives, Marco Flores and Bianca Rayes. "They've been involved with the Boys and Girls Club for a period of years. They're wonderful employees, and we're lucky to have them. I think it just shows other employers throughout the area we have a wealth of talented young adults. And any way we can engage them and give them an opportunity to grow is great not only for us as an organization, but for the community as a whole."

Hours at the new IHMVCU office will be short, from 3 to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The address is 1125 5th Avenue, Moline. Ernzen says teens who work for the credit union will be eligible to advance to full time positions after they graduate.