SOUTH BEND, Ind. — NCUA Vice Chairman Rodney Hood announced his "Blueprint for 2020″ Initiative during an address at the Big Ten Credit Union Conference held at the University of Notre Dame.

Calling his new initiative the "Blueprint for 2020: A Plan to Strengthen the Future of Credit Unions," Hood stated, "I would like to work with a group of credit union and university leaders to develop a program that fosters future credit union leaders."

Participants in this 2020 Initiative will include accredited colleges and universities with credit unions in their field of membership with the goal of creating credit union internship and mentoring opportunities for college students; strategic consulting projects for MBA students; creating relationships with representatives from college career planning and placement offices to participate in career fairs; providing low-income designated credit unions with contributions to pay for summer interns; and cultivating new volunteers.

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