The Omaha-based education advocacy group The Literacy Center has said it formed a partnership with Bank of The West to teach basic money management skills.
The five-week course started April 24 and runs through May 22, and aims to teach adults the importance of good credit, saving and checking account management, The Literacy Center said.
“Basic literacy skills and financial knowledge many times go hand in hand. We recognize that in order for our students to become self-sufficient, it is important that we give them the tools and resources they need to move toward financial security,” said Literacy Center Executive Director Kirsten Case.
The course will be taught by a Bank of the West banker, and if well received, might be offered on a permanent basis, the groups said.
California-based Bank of The West ranks seventh in metro area deposits, with 5 percent of the total, from 23 branches.