Announcing a New Certificate for 2022

Announcing a New Certificate for 2022! 🏆   Organizations are looking for the best-qualified candidates in the job market. What are the key skills that are essential in today’s workforce? Interestingly, they are not skills taught in most schools and colleges today.   To support success as a new hire in all types of careers, the CFTEA Education Committee has developed the Essential Professional Skills Certificate focusing on the skills needed to bring your best to a new career.  


Decide this will be a very good year!

Here we are at the start of a new year. Right now, you’re thinking about and planning all the things that you want to accomplish in your life. You might be licking your wounds from last year. We hear you.   Use this time of year to reset, refresh your mind, get clarity on your goals and get determined. You can’t always control what happens to you but you can control how you respond. You have the power to change


Spotlight on Success: Carole Maris

Spotlight on Success:  Carole Maris Bath Savings Institution   Carole moved into the accounting department at Bath Savings after time in Loan Servicing. “I’ve always loved working with numbers so, I knew it would be a great move for me. I have loved every minute of it!” As a premier community employer, Bath Savings. continues to support continued employee growth. Carole has expressed great appreciation for the tuition reimbursement offered through work. “My managers sat down with me and made


Giving Back in 2021

While the pandemic has hit nonprofits and education hard, CFTEA is proud to announce 2021 Give Back efforts made possible by your continued support of our organization. CFTEA has always been rooted in the community and our community partners are important to us.  Where opportunities exist, we provide a way to support limited training budgets that support individuals in our local communities.  Better education means better careers leading to a stronger community. In 2021, we are proud to announce that


2022 Instructor Led Online and Webcourse Calendar

Gain access to industry knowledge to enhance your career and enhance your confidence in a safe and flexible format.  Businesses are navigating unchartered territory during the COVID-19 pandemic. What began with the cancellation of conferences, was followed by a halt to in-person meetings and restricted travel.  The majority of today’s workforce is now, at least temporarily, working remotely from home while adapting to significant change. In the meantime, technology continues to evolve rapidly, making training a crucial priority. A well-trained staff: Increases

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IRS Issues Draft Instructions for Reporting of Qualified Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments

The IRS has provided draft Instructions for Form 8915-F, Qualified Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments. Form 8915-F is to be used to report Qualified 2021 and later disaster distributions, Qualified 2020 disaster distributions made in 2021 or 2022, Repayments of qualified 2020 and later disaster distributions, Income in 2021 and later years from qualified 2020 and later disaster distributions, and Qualified distributions received in 2021 and later years.   In the past, the nomenclature for Form 8915 has changed each reporting


Guided Learning Options

Employees with independence and space to learn will make them happier, and the happy learner is more likely to engage in learning what they need to do their job better, but also to prepare for the future by exploring and developing new skills and interests. Supporting organizations want to be in a situation where employees are independently motivated to seek out and learn things. The more they learn, the happier they are; the happier they are, the more engaged they


Diploma Requirements Updated

Exciting News!  Based on your continued feedback, the diploma pages have been updated to reflect an easier way to navigate to course descriptions and pricing of your choice.  Migrating our paper diploma worksheets to a digital experience has been a work in progress.  But through creativity and innovation, as well as a friendly nod to the past, our new format has emerged!  This will allow quick access to the format of your choice was providing a clear view of the


Celebrating You!

2021 has been hard – just like 2020.  Are you celebrating your achievements?  Take time to reflect and savor your wins and what you’ve learned this year!  After all, 2022 will be here before we know it. Take time for yourself with some simple questions that can really put how you’ve tackled this year into perspective!    


2021’s Top Jobs

The top jobs to get ahead People are actively switching jobs and even fields during The Great Reshuffle. Many are searching for more fulfilling positions, but they may not want want to lose too much professional ground when taking a leap. To help people plot their moves, LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team recently crunched the data to find out which roles provide a fast-track to promotion.  We are here to help!  See what CFTEA offers in these hot jobs. Here are

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