African American History Month - Celebrating Successes
February is African American History Month, and this year Enterprise is celebrating by sharing the success stories of some of our associates.
One of those stories is about an Enterprise Branch Manager, Ty Schuldt. Ty was instrumental in developing the Gateway to a Banking Career program - one of our most successful job training programs. The program provides skills training for jobs as tellers, customer service representatives and more. It also offers job interview practice and job placement assistance.
Since the program - a joint venture between Enterprise and two other financial institutions - began in 2018, Gateway to a Banking Career boasts 45 graduates and a 70% job placement rate. Ty has been the program’s instructor since its inception.
Ty is also a member of Enterprise’s African American Business Resource Group (AABRG), a chartered organization that focuses on building community, culture and careers. The group brings together associates with a shared identity and interests to create community and opportunities for improvement and engagement at Enterprise. The group was also instrumental in helping shape the bank’s activities to celebrate African American History Month.
Ty is one of many of Enterprise’s African American associates who are making a real impact at the bank, and in our communities, every day. This month we celebrate Ty’s accomplishments, along with highlighting other Black associates who exemplify our values and principles.
Diversity is one of our Guiding Principles at Enterprise. We believe that diversity of experiences, thoughts and perspectives results in better outcomes and empowers Enterprise associates to make more meaningful contributions to our clients, our company and our communities.
We also know that representation at all levels matters. To help fuel those efforts, we developed the Empower & Enlighten program, which pairs mid-level minority associates with senior leaders to help each other learn, and to build bridges. Many of those relationships last long after that season’s program has ended.
Through our internal newsletter, we provide resources to help associates learn more about African American History Month. Here are a couple of the most popular.
The Man Behind Black History Month (History Channel)
Who’s Making Black History in 2021 List (Good Morning America)