When he was a child, Juan Marin and his family emigrated from El Salvador to Houston in search of a better life. He and his family have since become naturalized U.S. citizens and Juan was fortunate enough to be able to pursue higher education.
Prior to starting the Bridges to Carreer Opportunity BankWork$ class in fall 2016, Juan had been working for over 2 years in customer service, where he had also been able to utilize his ability to speak in both English and Spanish, but he wanted more.
Since December of 2015, Juan had been seeking a job in the banking industry, ultimately aiming to become an Investment Banking Analyst, but his English skills seemed to hold him back when it came to the rigorous employment applications and aptitude tests required to obtain employment with many financial institutions.
After completing the BCO BankWork$ program, Juan was able to combine his customer service experience and education to successfully obtain a job with BBVA Compass Bank as a Bank Teller. With the knowledge, skills, resources, and financial education he has received as part of the BCO program, Juan is confident he can be successful and is overjoyed to have finally reached that first step on a career pathway that will lead to the quality of life his parents dreamed of when they came to the U.S. over 15 years ago.
Thank you to LISC and our BankWork$ partners for making Juan's story possible!