NAF’s Academy of Finance connects high school students
with the world of financial services, offering a curriculum that
covers entrepreneurship, banking and credit, financial planning,
international finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and
economics, among other topics.
In addition to studying career-focused curriculum and working
on collaborative projects, AOF students gain critical career
knowledge through a series of work-based learning activities
both inside and outside of the classroom.
NAFTrack Certification, NAF’s student certification assessment
system, validates successful course completion, projects,
and internships. By receiving a passing score on end-ofcourse
exams and satisfactory scores on culminating project
and internship assessments, students earn the NAFTrack
Certification, signifying to post-secondary institutions and
employers that they are both college and career ready.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in
business and financial operations occupations will increase by
12.5% by 2022. Employment in securities, commodity contracts and
related activities is expected to expand 13.5% by 2022.