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Learn about our Mission and You!

Learn about Our Mission and You The Center for Financial Training and Education Alliance (CFTEA) strives to empower students to achieve their goals, support organizations to realize success and strengthen communities to create positive change by delivering specialized, relevant and affordable educational programs. . . . . . As a vibrant professional, you are at the center of our mission.


Spotlight On CFTEA’s Board: Joe Happnie

  Spotlight On CFTEA’s Board Joe Happnie MEMIC I have been on the board since February 2020. I joined the board to contribute my experience as a learning development professional to help the organization provide a more modern and engaging learning experience for financial services professionals The most rewarding part of being on the CFTEA board is the energy and passion that the other board members bring to the table really helps me generate ideas and contribute to the conversation-


Thanks a million!

Discover Our Appreciation! 2020 has not been easy. As a non-profit dedicated to our students, the organizations we work with and our communities, we thank you so much for keeping us in mind for your career development needs. The dedication of our board of directors and our council members have been critical in challenging ourselves to remain relevant, engaging and knowledgeable. Your support means the world to us! Thank for considering us when looking at your full range of educational options!. It is a


Discover Webinars

Discover Webinars! Have you seen a webinar advertised? Check with us and we can help you find it, keep your learning within a single education transcript and support our non-profit. Check out a number of free webinars from our training partner, New Horizons.


2021 Winter/Spring Catalog Has Arrived

Check out new options, savings and opportunities in our latest catalog! Career Paths Bachelor’s Degree Certificates, Diplomas and Certifications IRA training options for 2021 Webinars Webcourses Foundations in Banking Certificate Certified Modern Banking Representative (New options with video content!) Certified Modern Branch Professional – Level 1 & 2 Self Paced Professional Development Certificates New Horizons Partnership DiSC And more!


Spotlight On CFTEA’s Board: Nicole Mailhot

  Spotlight on CFTEA’s Board Nicole Mailhot Dirigo Federal Credit Union I have been involved with CFTEA for a long time, previously as a council member and an instructor. I became a board member because I have seen first hand how beneficial CFTEA is in growing banking careers and I have personally benefited from many of the courses and degrees I have obtained through CFTEA and love being part of an organization that helps people in this way. Seeing the


Recognizing Our 2020 Spotlight Award Winner

Spotlight Award – Judy Folsom, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Judy’s work on the board is rivaled by her innovative approaches to reach employees with necessary training using distance learning. Our Spotlight award focuses on key contributions to learning and development in an organization by a board or council member. Judy’s presentation at the 2018 Leaders Conference highlighted the work she does to provide employees access to necessary IRA and H.S.A. training while reducing travel costs and building an engaging


CFTEA Partners with MindEdge on Modern Banking Representative Certificate

BOSTON, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Center for Financial Training & Education Alliance (CFTEA) will offer its Certified Modern Banking Representative program online through MindEdge Learning. This entry-level certification for those pursuing banking careers includes four online courses and a certification exam. Powered by MindEdge, the courses are:  Banking Today; Fighting Fraud; Law and Banking, and Quality Service for Banking. Participants in this program learn through games, videos from industry experts, interactive exercises, quizzes, and other engaging content. Those who pass the


2020 Making a Difference Award

Making a Difference Award – Joe Happnie, MEMIC Joe recently joined the CFTEA board.  While the pandemic has hampered the ability to meet together in person, he has continued to provide fresh perspectives on learning and development that challenge the future of CFTEA course delivery. The Making a Difference Award is based on innovative thinking and inspiration. Despite a brief time on the board, a pandemic and his first child on the way, Joe recorded and was the guest speaker


Recognizing Council of the Year!

Sapphire Award – Council of the Year :  Lakes Region New Hampshire Our Lakes Region council is small but mighty!  A huge congratulations to Katrina Randlett for her innovative approaches to education that allowed the financial institutions under the New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp to continue learning during this health crisis. Katrina’s work at leveraging ideas and innovation to create engaging environments for continued learning while reducing travel, focusing on health and safety and charging forward to still support employee learning

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