Welcoming New Council Member – Michelle Dumont

Michelle Dumont Officer, Portfolio Administrator Kennebunk Savings Bank Exciting news for the CFTEA community! We’re thrilled to welcome long-time student Michelle Dumont to the CFTEA Regional Advisory Council. Michelle brings a wealth of experience in commercial lending to the table, and we’re confident she will be an amazing member as we continue the goal of showcasing the value of CFTEA with organizations. Michelle has been a Kennebunk Savings Bank team member since 1989 and has held various positions in the


Welcoming New Council Member: Christina Howe

CFTEA Council Spotlight: Christina Howe Residential Loan Closing Team Lead Mascoma Bank CFTEA welcomes Christina Howe of Bank to the CFTEA Regional Advisory Council! Christina is a CFTEA advocate and has personally benefited from the programs in her career. “I have used CFTEA courses to help with my personal professional development which helped expedite my promotion to team lead within three years of becoming a loan closer. I have also taken many leadership and communication classes that have helped me


Congratulations to all CFTEA Students!

Congratulations to all students earning certificates, certifications, and diplomas through CFTEA this academic year! The list is massive and we love helping you reach your organizational and career goals! Join the celebration by celebrating your workmates, family, friends – or you – on amazing achievements! Take time out to celebrate and maybe some cake!  Check out the announcements on CFTEA’s Facebook or LinkedIn to share your congratulations!


Welcome to New Council Member, Kendra Carter!!

CFTEA Council Spotlight: Kendra Carter VP, Retail Administration Savings Bank of Walpole We’re thrilled to welcome Kendra Carter of Savings Bank of Walpole to the CFTEA Regional Advisory Council! Kendra brings a wealth of experience in banking to the council and has been a strong student and supporter of CFTEA over the years. “I consider myself a lifelong learner and am very passionate about having learning and development opportunities available to support individual and collective success at work as well


Welcome to New Council Member, Sherry Norton!

CFTEA Council Spotlight Sherry Norton, VP, Commercial Loan Officer, Business Development Officer Profile Bank CFTEA is thrilled to welcome Sherry Norton to the CFTEA Regional Advisory Council. Sherry’s extensive experience and background, including her prior credentials as a CFTEA Certified Teller (This program has been updated and is now called Certified Modern Banking Representative), allows an energetic and positive voice to the educational programs being offered in the community. Reflecting on joining the council Sherry said, “Having been employed in


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


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


Welcome to New Council Member, Grace Holmes!

CFTEA Council Spotlight Grace Holmes | Cash Management Implementation Specialist Machias Savings Bank CFTEA is thrilled to welcome Grace Holmes to the CFTEA Regional Advisory Council. Reflecting on joining the council Grace shared, “My previous role at MSB was Learning Content Specialist. I have a passion for young professionals to have opportunities and resources to advance their careers through learning. This creates more engaged and happy employees. Over the years, I have participated in multiple courses through CFTEA and believe


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. 


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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