CrossState Credit Union Association is excited to announce a new partnership with eTrain, an expansive online training platform with hundreds of educational webinars offered and managed by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.
This new tool features professional development opportunities for front-line staff, volunteers, back-office managers, senior leadership, and everyone in between for one annual fee for CrossState member credit unions. The association serves more than 500 credit unions headquartered across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with an aggregate two-state industry asset size of $63 billion and 5 million local credit union members.
eTrain offers an extensive library of on-demand virtual training sessions through the Anytime Archives and keeps these offerings up to date with regular upcoming releases. The comprehensive webinars cover all areas of the credit union and are cost effective for an entire organization.
eTrain also includes one-off webinar purchases in lieu of a subscription. To make sure the team receives uniform training, a credit union can purchase one webinar and share it with the whole staff for one low price. Most training sessions also include a quiz and certificate as proof of completion for National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) examiners and other purposes.
“We take great pride in expanding the success of eTrain to CrossState and its credit unions,” said Amanda Merz, vice president of impact and development for the Leagues. “Our mutual dedication to affordable, high-quality training highlights the cooperative spirit within our industry. Together, we are fortifying and empowering credit unions across regions, cultivating a culture of ongoing learning and development.”
A significant attraction of credit union associations to eTrain is its cost effectiveness. Through the annual Power Learner Passport subscription, member credit unions can pay one annual fee for calendar-year access to the platform for the entire organization.
“We are very excited to bring eTrain to our credit unions as an additional professional development offering,” said Robin Brunner, senior vice president of revenue. “The trainings are top-tier, relevant, and most importantly, affordable. As a bonus, we have the opportunity to collaborate with our peer organization, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.”
CrossState is working with the Leagues, which originally developed eTrain for its members. After California and Nevada credit unions found it beneficial, the Leagues made the training model available to peer credit union leagues and associations.
Besides CrossState, MD-DC Credit Union Association (Maryland and Washington, D.C.) and Utah’s Credit Unions (Utah) are also eTrain subscribers on behalf of their member credit unions.