Category: News

Cybersecurity Awareness: What You Need to Know About Ransomware

With the rise of cybercrime, ransomware is a serious threat. Here’s what you need to know about the file-encrypting malware, how it works and what you can do as an institution to protect yourselves. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malware that employs encryption to hold a victim’s information at ransom. A user or organization’s critical data is encrypted so that they cannot access files, databases or applications. A ransom is then demanded to provide access. Ransomware is often designed to


Webinar: Learn about Lending Assessments and Pinpoint Training Needs

Enhance the credit skills of your employees by identifying their credit skills gaps and implementing a training program to address them!  Thank you for passing along to those that may be interested in this topic at no charge.   In this free webinar, we will cover:   What are the main credit skills employees should have to be successful with consumer and business loans?   How to implement a diagnostic assessment process to identify organization’s main credit skill gaps.  


Cybersecurity Awareness: How To Be Safer Over Wireless Connections

The average individual protects their home wireless network by setting up a password to prevent their neighbors or others from taking control of your data. In a post-pandemic world, where many are still working remotely, we have to be more serious about wireless networking connections. Why is it important to be safe on wireless connections? Something you may not have considered is that your WiFi network does not end at your office or home walls. In fact, your wireless network


Announcing A Step by Step Guide to Repairing Your Credit

Repairing bad credit is possible but it is also a minefield. You need to know what steps to take, where to find help and which companies to avoid. The stakes are high, and the consequences could haunt you for years. Your credit report, history and score all wield a huge amount of power over your finances. They affect not only whether you get approved by lenders for things like a mortgage, personal loan or a car loan, but also the specific terms of the agreement, like


Contest: $25 Amazon Gift Cards Up For Grabs

Thank you for following our news and welcome to Fun Fridays in October!   Over and over, we hear how CFTEA has supported aspiring career seekers to advance through the various stages of their careers. How has our nonprofit impacted your career growth and confidence? Complete the brief contest entry and be in the running to inspire others and enjoy some sweet Amazon credit! Thank you for sharing this contest with others in your organization! A winner will be announced from all


Major Course Update: Deposit Accounts and Services

How do you support customer questions related to opening accounts?  The Deposit Accounts and Services program was updated for 2022 to provide the tools needed to effectively open deposit accounts and help potential customers make the best account choices. It  increases understanding of the different types of account ownership related to consumer, business or custodial accounts.  The updates allow a greater exploration of key concepts, attainable career goals and major updates to the information. Click to find out more information


Announcing a Very Different Type of Intern

To support continued learning and leadership development, CFTEA is proud to announce our first ever intern position opening for applications October 1, 2021 intended to introduce the process of governance, non-profit budget construction and operational activities.  It provides a unique networking opportunity with community business leaders and a strong voice that reflects the next generation of business leaders. This is definitely an opportunity to a young professional to unlock their potential starting with CFTEA!   BEST REASONS TO INTERN AT


What’s on the Horizon?

There is one constant in this world – change.  As a nonprofit, we have worked hard during the pandemic to use our time wisely and look at the changing world as an opportunity to continue to support aspiring career seekers. The fastest way to land a job, earn a promotion or compete for a raise is through professional development opportunities such as continuing education classes. These courses teach professionals valuable skills to enhance their career, make them more employable and

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