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Training to Be a Carpenter? You Might Get Financial Literacy Training as Well

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

By Barb Flowers, Economic Education Coordinator

Why would a carpentry training program incorporate financial literacy into its offering? For one regional council, it’s a safety issue.

In this video, learn how the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council used materials from our economic education offering, Econ Lowdown, to design a course to help its members better understand personal finance issues such as budgeting, saving and buying a car. You’ll also find the reasoning behind incorporating financial literacy into the training program and how carpenters are using what they’ve learned on and off the worksite.

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Barbara Flowers 

Barbara Flowers is an economic education coordinator with the St. Louis Fed.

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