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BANGOR, Maine – Northeastern University announced today that Bangor Savings Bank is a founding partner of The Roux Institute at Northeastern University set to open this spring in Portland.
The institute will offer graduate and post-graduate programs to prepare people for high-demand jobs, particularly in artificial intelligence, digital engineering, and the life sciences, and with a focus on Portland, the state of Maine, and the region.
As a founding partner, Bangor Savings Bank has committed both time and resources to guide and benefit from the institute’s offerings and impact. Bangor Savings will have the opportunity to influence programming in a way that ensures the format and content of the programs are relevant to its business and responsive to dynamic market conditions. The bank will also have access to cutting-edge research and faculty experts, customized to the areas where the bank needs such insight.
The partnership will give Bangor Savings employees new training and experiential learning opportunities, and allow the company to work with and support the institute learners through Northeastern University’s world-leading co-operative education program.
“We are excited to be part of a focused, dedicated group of organizations committed to this important and unique opportunity to invest in northern New England’s people and future,” said Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO, Bob Montgomery-Rice. “Employers and employees throughout the region will benefit from the top digital science and innovation talent developed at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University in Portland, Maine.”
Bangor Savings Bank has more than 950 employees across northern New England, and its customers have voted it New England’s top-rated bank four of the past five years in the J.D. Power and Associates Retail Banking Satisfaction StudySM. Learn more about the bank at www.bangor.com.