Spotlight on Success: Nick Garber

Spotlight on Success: Nick Garber Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Nick was recently recognized for completing his Front-Line Fraud Detection Certificate. Last year, he graduated from university and began his career in banking. At a time when employees are looking for the best career option, why did he choose Bar Harbor Bank & Trust? “They are the most supportive organization I have ever worked for. They strive for genuine and well-experienced individuals through continuing education and support from the top


Catalog Cover Contest Details

Win a $100 or $50 Amazon gift card! Unleash your creativity and design our 2023 Spring or Fall catalog cover! Looking for a great summer project and street cred for the photographer or graphic designer in you or your family?  First prize winner: $100 Amazon Gift Card Second prize winner: $50 Amazon Gift Card   This is a fun opportunity to creatively think of a public catalog cover for our educational non-profit. The cover should showcase any of the following


Board Spotlight: Chrissy Fratzel

Board Spotlight: Chrissy Fratzel VP of Human Resources Claremont Savings Bank Chrissy joined the board of directors this year and has a passion for professional skills and keen insight into the critical importance of supporting the new generations entering the workforce. Claremont Savings Bank has partnered with CFTEA for years and Chrissy applied to join the CFTEA board with thoughts of leadership. “As the head of Human Resources, it’s typically a Human Resources employee that has served in some capacity


Announcing New Course: Rockstar Recruiting Series

Gain leading industry insights! This series will help you create a recruiting process that will attract talent, onboard employees successfully, and retain top talent in your organization. Find out more about this series and how it can support your business goals in these challenging times by finding out more about the Rockstar Recruiting Series! What You’ll Learn The basics of recruiting and why it can be so expensive for your organization How to sell a candidate during the interview process


July 2022 Course and Award Updates

Summer is a perfect opportunity to provide larger updates to our CFTEA Awards Catalog. Contact us for options when looking at a course that was retired. Our website has been updated and the changes will be incorporated into our 2022-2023 Awards Catalog this summer. The rapid updates speak to the importance placed on maintaining content that is relevant today – and tomorrow in a rapidly changing workplace.         The following new courses have been added to our


Board Spotlight: Arielle Darling

Board Spotlight: Arielle Darling AVP, Senior Training Specialist Androscoggin Bank Arielle has joined the CFTEA board of directors with a rich history of involvement. She has taken courses, served on the Regional Advisory Council, and presented at our annual Leaders Conference. Her experience with CFTEA from the beginning provided a strong motivation to be part of the leadership team. She reflected on the history that brought her to this point, “I cannot stress how much I appreciate the work that


2022 Value of Volunteer Time

2022 Value of Volunteer Time The Current Estimated National Value of Each Volunteer Hour Is $29.95 Volunteers in the United States hold up the foundation of civil society. They help their neighbors, serve their communities, and provide their expertise. No matter what kind of volunteer work they do, they are contributing in invaluable ways. CFTEA has amazing, dedicated board members, regional advisory council members, and subject matter experts who have volunteered time to provide leadership, content updates, program direction, and


Board Spotlight: Pete Joslin

Board Spotlight: Pete Joslin AVP, Learning and Development Northeast Credit Union We are excited to work with Pete on the CFTEA board of directors. He has used CFTEA for several years to learn more about the financial industry and most recently with remote facilitation in the Modern Classroom Certified Trainer program. Why did he choose to apply as a CFTEA board member? “I know what CFTEA offers is really useful. I think it is important in the industry to have


Updated Content: Your Role as a New Banker

Our course Your Role as a New Banker has been updated under the area of Appearance to better reflect changing ideas in organizational dress policies post-pandemic. Our instructors are critical and feedback provided the opportunity for a discussion at our education committee. The topic gained engaged conversation and showcased some wide differences between financial organizations. To better serve all our customers, the content now focuses on a professional image instead of specific dress rules. It allows space to discuss the


Amy Vance (Wells River Savings Bank) What Is My Why?

Over and over, we hear how CFTEA has supported aspiring career seekers to advance through the various stages of their careers. 🏆 Amy Vance from Wells Rivers Savings Bank has been a strong supporter and notes her appreciation for the options provided through CFTEA. What is your why for taking CFTEA courses? #whatismywhy

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