Preparing students for life after graduation

Hands on learning and ready for work

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--Southern High School is preparing its students for success long after they graduate.

It has several study programs including machine tool technology and a fully functioning credit union.
Anybody who works in education or has a student at Southern can apply to use the Class Act Credit Union.

Teachers say students learn to do just about every transaction a traditional bank employee would do. 

“The training and the experience that they’re gaining, they can put that on a resume and just about get their foot in the door of any financial institution,” explained Tim Laha, a teacher at Class Act Credit Union.

Danyar Rizhalov is one of the students who works at the credit union. “Every day you get new people, new members coming in. Some are sad. Some are mad. You’ve got to know how to deal with them. So, you’ve got to know how to talk nicely to people, be welcoming with a gentle smile,” explained the high school senior.

Southern's credit union is open from 8 to 10 a.m. weekdays and noon to 1 the afternoons.



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