LPL Financial Brings Career Skills Training to Underserved Students in Charlotte

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LPL Financial Brings Career Skills Training to Underserved Students in Charlotte

For the third year, the LPL Financial Foundation partnered with Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas, Communities In Schools, and Johnson C. Smith Foster Care Initiative to host an educational symposium for underserved high school students. During the fall symposium, dozens of LPL employee volunteers from our new Carolinas campus donated their time to share important workplace skills with Charlotte’s Garinger High School juniors and seniors.

Nearly 100 students and employee volunteers came together for a day of inspiration, conversation, and skills training with the goal of educating students on the skills they will need to be successful in life and in their career. Held at Johnson C. Smith University, this was the first college campus experience for many of the high school students.

Students and LPL employees focused on teamwork and the importance it plays in the workplace.

Students and LPL employees focused on teamwork and the importance it plays in the workplace.

“We love partnering with students to help provide them with a solid foundation for future career success,” said Heather Randolph Carter, executive vice president, Corporate Communication. “Our employee volunteers understand the benefits of sharing their skills and how doing so aligns with the LPL Financial Foundation mission to help individuals in our local communities achieve their aspirations in life.”

“Helping students develop and grow their skills builds confidence that translates to success in the workplace,” said Molly Shaw, executive director, Communities In Schools. “We value working with LPL and the role they play in creating stronger communities.”

LPL employee volunteers and high school students gathered for a day of inspiration and skills training.

LPL employee volunteers and high school students gathered for a day of inspiration and skills training.

As part of its learning series, the LPL Financial Foundation will collaborate again in the spring for a financial education symposium for high school students. LPL volunteers will teach the fundamentals of personal finance to enable students to become economically independent young adults.

Congratulations LPL Financial!