Category: News

Take Charge of Your Own Personal and Professional Development

Many employers use a variety of workplace perks, ranging from free food to health coaches, to improve the happiness of their employees at work. This is good business: happy employees are more productive and motivated, as well as more likely to stick with a company. But even without an employer providing fancy benefits, it’s possible for employees to create their own sense of happiness at work. Whether your job is one you feel passionate about or one that you simply


Looking for Training to Support Your Mortgage Loan Officer Career?

CFTEA is proud to announce a deepened partnership with our national partner giving access to online mortgage training for every state. Gain your NMLS license, access test prep class to designed to help you pass the SAFE MLO national exam, or renew your mortgage license with continuing education! Click the image below and explore what works best for you!


Celebrating Collaboration with Portland Adult Education’s Teller Graduation

CFTEA is excited to be part of a collaborative program providing materials and assessments for ABA’s Today’s Teller curriculum! This unique opportunity brings financial institutions from the Portland, Maine area in an engaging twelve-week course that runs five days a week! A huge congratulations to the fourth graduating class of this program that supports qualified participants in their transition to life in the United States. The class of sixteen completed the program while working full-time and raising their families.  


New Audiobook: Increasing Your Happiness

The next audiobook and ebook release in the CFTEA Global Workforce Library has landed with Increasing Your Happiness.   It has been a few years since the world went into lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic upended life as we knew it. In that time, everyday routines, sources of joy, and relationships have changed, often leaving little room for happiness. In its place, fear and sadness have become constant companions for many people, felt so often that they become base emotions.


Verbal Communications Comes To Guided Learning

The number one request is for CFTEA’s 3-credit Verbal Communication program to be available through Guided Learning. And now it is! Plus, you save up to $300 with the all-new material.   Verbal communication skills are essential for success in any workplace. Whether you are a manager, part of the support staff, or a customer service representative, your ability to communicate effectively with others will have a major impact on your career. Why are verbal communication skills so important? First,


Looking to save organizational dollars and expand access to front-line employees in 2023?

Would your organization like to take advantage of available grant money? Exciting opportunities are available that may help boost your budget for frontline worker training and conferences. This post will be updated with additional opportunities as they become available. State of Maine – Maine Workforce Development Compact will cover 50% of the cost of training offered by CFTEA for front-line workers from 2023-2025. Find out more details and how you can benefit by visiting the State of Maine website:


What About Educational Career Paths?

Educational career paths are a valuable tool for both employees and employers. They can help employees focus their learning on areas that are relevant to their current or desired position, and they can also help employers build retention and promote knowledgeable employees from within. Have you explored the dozens of career paths offered by CFTEA? For employees, educational career paths can provide a clear roadmap for their professional development. They can help employees identify the skills and knowledge they need


Training Conference and Expo 2024 Date & Location

CFTEA is thrilled to have partnered with Training Magazine for the 2023 Training Conference and Expo in February at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Conference Center! Amazing technology, conversations, and insights for anyone tasked with adult learning. With 2,000 people in attendance, it was a must-attend event with some amazing keynote speakers! Missed out on it this year? The dates for 2024 have been released. February 26-28, 2024 for the same location! Hope to see you there! CFTEA Executive Director,


2023 Student Award Programs Are Back!

The pandemic changed a lot of things, including the history of getting together to recognize employees that achieved certificates, certifications, and diplomas over the academic year. While things continued virtually, it is a pleasure to announce that in-person recognition dinners will return in June 2023! A number of organizations enjoy having CFTEA mail awards and then provide internal recognition. Others like to showcase their employees and their hard work. It is always great to recognize the amazing support of career


Element of Well-Being: Career

Are you struggling, surviving, or thriving in your career? It is estimated that two-thirds of people are struggling or surviving in their careers. It is important to ask the question – do you like what you do every day? When we think of our health and wellness, our minds automatically go to eating right and exercising. Conventional worksite wellness programs follow this ideology by solely focusing on our physical health with gym reimbursement programs, fruit and vegetable challenges, or step-tracking

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