ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – Fast-growing United FCU, one of a handful of credit unions to buy a bank in the past year, has renovated its 6,000-square-foot mortgage processing facility into a training center for staff.

The facility also features guest PC workstations for employees traveling into St. Joseph for training, a custom-designed noise reduction room for leading virtual learning, and a multi-function breakroom. The credit union said its new employees take part in intensive, three-day to two-week introductory course(s) while current staff take a break from their typical routine for training sessions. Courses are designed to keep skills honed as the credit union grows and complies with new regulatory changes and new technologies.

Training is offered by five experienced trainers, each of whom offers a unique perspective on a variety of topics.

As part of the renovation, the $1.6-billion credit union demolished the building’s interior (5,900 square feet) and added 1,300 square feet.

United FCU, which expanded into Nevada three years ago, was one of the first credit unions to acquire a bank, buying Griffith (Indiana) Savings Bank last year.


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