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Is the Future of Cybersecurity Calling Your Name?

There’s a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals. That means high demand and high-paying careers are waiting for the next generation of defenders. CFTEA’s Cybersecurity Certificate could be your stepping-stone! Broaden your horizons and open doors to a rewarding career. CFTEA’s program is designed to be accessible and affordable, making cybersecurity a reality for anyone. Don’t miss out! Learn more about CFTEA’s Cybersecurity Certificate and take control of your future! P.S. Share this post if you know someone who might be

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Updates Scheduled for Certificates and Diplomas

The following awards have been reviewed by subject matter experts and updated to better reflect those specific areas. The following awards are scheduled for updated course requirements starting July 1, 2024. Students currently working on the current requirements have 18 months to complete them to earn their award.  Certificates Call Center / Customer Care Certificate Commercial Loan Assistant Certificate Deposit Operations Certificate Loan Servicing Certificate Diplomas Assistant Branch Manager Diploma Call Center / Customer Care Diploma Commercial Loan Assistant Diploma

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Diploma Retired

The Digital Banking Diploma has been retired. As some content is no longer available, the diploma was no longer viable. Students currently working on it have 18 months to complete the requirements to earn this diploma. Questions about certificates, diplomas, or certifications? Contact the CFTEA office for support. 

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Announcing A New Bundle!

Feeling overwhelmed by the transition to the working world? You’re not alone! Navigating finances, managing stress, and building confidence can be tough. Introducing the “Upping Your Professional Game” Bundle – your ultimate toolkit for adulting success! This exclusive bundle includes 7 essential resources to help you: Master everyday life skills with our practical guide in the Essential Life Skills eBook. Conquer anxiety with our Managing Anxiety Handbook. Stay cool under pressure with the Managing Emotions in Times of Stress and Uncertainty course. ‍♀️ Bounce back from challenges with

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Congratulations PAE Teller Training Class of 2024

Congratulations to the fantastic graduates of the Portland Adult Education Teller Training 2024! CFTEA is thrilled to provide the training materials and be a factor in bringing together the community, banks, and credit unions in Southern Maine to support the professional growth of these amazing students. Que the confetti! Wishing you all the best in the banking industry.

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Thank You For Your Leadership!

With one more board meeting to go for our fiscal year, a huge thank you for the MASSIVE contributions of board members who have guided CFTEA through the last six years. Thank you to our outgoing board members: * Marcia Benner, SHRM-SCP of First National Bank * Lisa Engel of Wells River Savings * Marjorie McAvoy of Maine Community Bank * Katrina Randlett of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp * Lisa Venezia-Holt of athPower CFTEA would not be the organization that

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Spotlight: Today’s Teller Academy – Androscoggin Bank

Lewiston, Maine is the heart of Androscoggin Bank. It also happens to be home to many of Maine’s immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking families. For many of these families the journeys they have taken to realize a safe home and space in our community is heart-wrenching. Beyond that, once here they find themselves adapting to a new language, new cultural challenges, attempting to find secure and stable employment, and navigating a new reality – all while missing their original home. Our

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CFTEA earns 2024 Seal of Transparency

It’s official! CFTEA has earned the highest seal of recognition for the fifth year – the Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid (formerly GuideStar)! Candid is the largest source of nonprofit information nationally. To receive the 2024 Platinum Seal, CFTEA shared extensive information including qualitative facts about our goals, strategies, and capabilities. Only about 5% of nonprofits in the United States achieve this level of recognition annually.  The Platinum Seal is another tool for demonstrating our transparency to our community

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2023 CFTEA Making A Difference Award Winner

Natalie Campbell of Camden National Bank has been awarded the CFTEA 2023 Making a Difference Award. The award is based on innovative thinking and inspiration. As an active council member, Natalie eagerly shared ideas on how CFTEA course searches could be improved and expanded through the use of tags. Not everyone searches for courses the same way or uses the same words. Previously course searches were done by searching on course names. This didn’t always give back the expansive results

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2023 CFTEA Making A Difference Award Winner

Pete Joslin of Northeast Credit Union has been awarded our 2023 Making a Difference Award. The award is based on innovative thinking and inspiration. This year is all about making connections. Pete supported CFTEA through attending community non-profit events put on by the Northeast Credit Union Foundation.    This has led to a number of great connections, conversations, and opportunities. When board members find the right fit for CFTEA in their organizations and community that is a huge win. This type of

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