On May 14, leadership from Washington Federal visited Metro Tech High School to serve as “sharks” in the school’s “Shark Tank” competition, set up much like the television program.
Each year, students in the sports and marketing class develop pitches – complete with visuals, marketing plans and pricing – and pitch them to bank leadership in hopes of earning fictional funding from one or more people. This year, the program featured a twist: The students sought funding for a charity event.
The mission of “Shark Tank” is to help students gain experience in research, planning, real-life financial situations and public speaking.
– Lisa Davey, Washington Federal Bank