April 23, 2014
10:21 am

United Federal Expansion

United Federal Credit Union has completed conversion of a former branch office into a state-of-the-art training center for staff members in St. Joseph Charter Township.  The 7,300 square foot renovation at 2850 Cleveland Avenue brings a diverse menu of options for staff training at the rapidly growing credit union.

The new center brings online three new, state-of-the-art training rooms for staff to simultaneously prepare for and learn their trade. Flat screen TV technology and other enhancements are all employed in the break room, conference roooms, and the training rooms. Five experienced trainers each bring a unique perspective to an array of topics employed in the training regimen.

The new training center also features guest computer work stations for employees traveling into St. Joseph for training, a custom built noise reduction room for virtual learning, and a multi-function break room.  According to Sandie Lieberg, UFCU Public Relations Coordinator, new credit union employees each take part in intensive introductory courses that run anywhere from three days to two weeks depending on areas of responsibility.  Current staff members will also routinely visit the center, taking a break from their typical routine, to attend training sessions.  All courses are designed to keep staff skills honed as the team grows, in addition to programming tied to regulatory changes and improving technologies.

CEO Gary Easterling is always first to point out that the organizations, "Employees are our most valuable asset, and leveraging their talents and helping them achieve their professional growth objectives helps them succeed throughout their UFCU careers."  

That facility on Cleveland most recently had served as the credit union's Mortgage Processing office.  In order to make the transformation, the building's 5,900 square foot interior was demolished and an additional 1,300 square feet were added on.  

United Federal Credit Union, the National Federal Credit Union of the Year for 2013, boasts 22 offices in six states, and prides itself on being able to attract and retain top talent within the financial services industry.  
 
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