On June 13, 2018, Andrea Finley, Financial Literacy Coordinator at SC Telco Federal Credit Union, officially graduated from the Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) professional development program. CFEI coursework provides those interested in teaching financial literacy with the tools, training, and knowledge they need to become effective, compelling financial educators.
Andrea completed this coursework in preparation for becoming an active member of the financial literacy movement. At the heart of this initiative is the goal to reach members of SC Telco FCU as well as the community.
The CFEI coursework meets industry standards for the highest academic rigor. Throughout course development, clear performance expectations were established that now are referenced by credible organizations around the globe as benchmarks for financial educator instruction. Andrea has met the guidelines established by this Framework for Teaching Personal Finance, a set of research-based components that aligns with InTASC standards and is grounded in a constructivist learning and teaching theory. The Framework breaks down the skills for effective financial literacy instruction into 22 components recognized as best practices in the industry.
Finley says, “I have had a passion for teaching people about money since I started my financial career in collections many years ago. Now I have taken my abilities to the next level and hope to help families across the state achieve their personal financial goals.”
“We welcome and commend Andrea Finley for graduating the Certified Financial Education Instructor course and becoming part of the financial literacy movement. Her passion and experience will provide SC Telco members and the community of South Carolina with the education they need to take control of their financial well-being,” states Vince Shorb, CEO of the NFEC.
The National Financial Educators Council is an independent financial literacy organization with a social enterprise business model. The NFEC supports individuals and organizations to deliver unbiased financial education, gain recognition, and achieve program sustainability. Social responsibility, conscious capitalism, and free enterprise are the fundamental principles that underpin the NFEC’s teachings and business model.
About SC Telco: SC Telco Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1935 as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, and today has over 60,000 members and $370 million in assets. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, the credit union’s footprint spans the Upstate and Midlands of South Carolina with branches in Greenville, Taylors, Easley, Spartanburg, and Columbia.