ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 15, 2013) – The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) today released a new video highlighting the training programs available to small and low-income credit unions. These courses, developed and led by the staff in NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI), are designed to strengthen these critical financial institutions so they can better serve their members and communities.
“While the credit union industry as a whole is doing well, many small credit unions need assistance,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “Our comprehensive training features information on a wide range of regulatory and operational topics. We’ve designed our training to build capacity and strengthen small and low-income credit unions so they can remain viable and meet the financial needs of their members, some of whom live in our most underserved communities, for many years to come. I encourage credit unions of all asset sizes to take advantage of these free training resources.”
The “March in Double Time with OSCUI” video highlights the many NCUA on-demand webinars, workshops and boot camps that can improve credit union performance. Based on real-world situations, OSCUI’s training offers credit union professionals the opportunity to collaborate, learn best practices from leaders in the industry, get one-on-one consulting and mentoring, and network with other CEOs and professionals.
In 2013, more than 1,500 credit union professionals have already participated in OSCUI-led workshops and boot camps. Another 6,900 credit union leaders have viewed OSCUI-designed training videos, and nearly 4,500 have participated in OSCUI-produced webinars.
To view the video and learn more about OSCUI’s training series, visit http://go.usa.gov/Dt4A.
NCUA’s OSCUI fosters credit union development and the effective delivery of financial services for small credit unions, new credit unions and credit unions with a low-income designation.
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 97 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At
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