A new Portland Adult Education program will help foreign-trained professionals with backgrounds in finance get placed in jobs as bank tellers.

The 12-week New Mainer Teller Training program launched Jan. 6 with 15 students, Portland Public Schools said in a news release Wednesday.

The program is a partnership of Portland Adult Education, the New Mainers Resource Center, six different banks and credit unions and other groups.

It is expected to help students re-enter their field in the United States while also benefiting financial institutions by providing them with a diverse pool of trained tellers with prior experience.


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