Back in the Classroom
As the 2019 school year is drawing to a close, our President and CEO, John Foster, once again visited a local south Jersey high school to share his financial knowledge with students. The presentation was in support of SIFMA’s partner program Invest It Forward, which focuses on bringing experts in the Financial Services Industry into classrooms across the country.
Bedford and Main strongly supports the endeavor to educate our youth about the financial world. This was the third time John agreed to participate in the SIFMA program. He has also spoken to a few of the local community colleges on related financial services subjects.
The topics of discussion were spilt between understanding the opportunities to work in the financial industry itself and generally discussing financial services and investment products. John noted that it was interesting this year to hear questions about taking out loans to pay for college. He encouraged the students to obtain a post high school education from any accredited institution they could afford.