Jillian Porter

Spotlight on Success: Jillian Porter

Spotlight On Success: Jillian Porter Partners Bank This is what Jillian had to say about her CFTEA experience: “I’ve benefited from taking my CFTEA courses by being given more supervisor responsibilities and decision making skills. I believe that continuing education is important for professionals in today’s business environment because it offers everyone a chance to always critique and become more confident with themselves and with their work. My future plans for my banking education is to learn as much as

Nicole Mailhot

Welcoming new board member, Nicole Mailhot of DIRIGO FCU

A huge welcome to our newest board member: Nicole Mailhot of Dirigo Federal Credit Union! Nicole serves as the SVP, Chief Business Officer at Dirigo FCU and has the distinction of being a past CFTEA board member. She graduated from University of Southern Maine with a degree in Business Leadership and Organizational Studies. Nicole has a great passion for advancement and education. Her engagement and energy provide a perfect fit in support the mission of our non-profit. With over fifteen years of


Welcoming new board member, Danielle Violette of Machias Savings Bank!

A huge welcome to our newest board member, Danielle Violette of Machias Savings Bank! Danielle was an alum of the Maine Association of Nonprofits Emerging Leaders program and made the decision to join our board. Danielle works as a Cash Management Specialist at their Portland, Maine location. Her career started as a teller and she has continued to gain experience in the industry. A graduate of Husson University, Danielle received her undergraduate and MBA by completing a five year accelerated program with the distinction of

Principles of Banking Textbook

Hot off the press!!

The updated version of Principles of Banking (12th Edition) has arrived!  Three years in the making and now incorporated into our materials.

Denelle Noyes

Spotlight on Success: Denelle Noyes

Spotlight On Success: Denelle Noyes Passumpsic Bank​   This was Denelle’s experience learning with CFTEA: “I decided to take classes with CFTEA because I wanted to expand my banking knowledge.  I wanted to understand products, services, processes, and regulations so that I could better understand my job and be as informed as possible to speak with and assist our customers efficiently and intelligently. One thing that I have learned from taking CFTEA courses that continues to help me in my


Learning Outcomes Assist Adult Learners

Did You Know? With the release of the updated version of Principles of Banking, our office created Learning Outcome sheets for our instructors to ensure that topics covered are directly tied to our certification exams. This is another way we are supporting instructors and students for success! Principles of Banking is on a number of certificates, diplomas and the Certified Modern Branch Professional – Level I (a career path for advancing tellers into Universal Banker and Assistant Branch Managers).


Congratulations, Beth Martin of Community National Bank, VT!

Congratulations to Beth Martin, a Credit Analyst from Community National Bank, VT and the winner of our 2020 Unlock Your Potential Scholarship. Beth started her banking career in 2011 and has advanced from a part-time teller to key positions within the organization with the support of training from CFTEA. Beth had this to say in her application about the opportunity: “I believe that the Business Analysis Certificate would help to further my education and benefit me within this department, as it would

Lynn Andrews

Instructor Spotlight: Lynn Andrews

CFTEA Instructor Spotlight: Lynn Andrews Skowhegan Savings Instructor with CFTEA for 10+ Years This is what she has to say about her experience as a CFTEA instructor: “At the beginning of my first class, I like to open up the CFTEA website and show the class where they can find information about certificates and diplomas and let them know that Principles of Banking is a core requirement and once this class is completed, they are on their way to meeting


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