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Penn State Mont Alto and F&M Trust launch annual training partnership

4/1/2011 —

Penn State Mont Alto Continuing Education and F&M Trust have partnered to deliver a customized professional development and supervisory skills training program for the bank’s supervisors.  Sixteen new and future supervisors for the bank completed the first 16-hour program provided by Penn State in March 2011; the program will  be offered on an annual basis.

After the final session, F&M Trust President and CEO William E. Snell, Jr., reminded his employees that despite the use of new technologies in the banking industry, they are “still in a people business where personal attention and relationships are key.” The program had focused on listening, coaching, understanding, providing feedback, and performance management. Karen Carmack, senior vice president and human resources manager at F&M, said the program “was a productive training. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Penn State.”

F&M Trust has been a leading provider of premier financial solutions of community banking for more than a century.  The largest local community bank headquartered in Franklin County, the bank has 25 community banking offices throughout Franklin, Cumberland, Fulton, and Huntingdon Counties. Their mission is to create long-term shareholder value by delivering the right "financial solutions . . . from people you know."

Penn State is dedicated to providing superior workforce development programs tailored to the needs of each company and its employees.  From information technology courses to leadership training seminars, educational resources are available to Franklin, Adams and Fulton County businesses at any time, any place and in a variety of formats.

Photo Caption: F&M Trust new and future supervisors pictured completed a 16-hour professional development and supervisory skill training program delivered by Penn State Continuing Education.

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