Introducing: Certificate in Leadership for Women in Business

Nearly half of all working adults are women, and women now make up the majority of students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Despite these indications that they have the skills and education to be leaders in the workforce, women are still underrepresented in many areas, and the persistent wage gap demonstrates that their work is often undervalued. This certificate explores both the social and psychological mechanisms that create challenges that professional women often face. Alongside commentary from women leaders, the

Barbara Bernito

Spotlight on Success: Barbara Berinato

Spotlight On Success:  Barbara Berinato Norway Savings Bank “I have really appreciated the opportunity Norway Savings Bank provides in order to continue your education at your own pace through CFTEA courses. I have definitely benefited from these courses and have been able to quickly progress in my career, having recently been promoted to Branch Supervisor. CFTEA allows me to choose how I take the courses in a way that suits my learning style. I prefer the guided learning programs which


Ready for IRA and HSA Conversations?

Are you new to the establishment of retirement or health savings accounts at your financial institution?  Or are you looking for a refresher in the IRS contribution rules and regulations?  Almost everyone has some type of special savings, IRA or retirement plan.  Being knowledgeable on how the rules and types of IRAs function can help your financial institution garner more assets while better servicing your customers.  CFTEA offers a variety of online and live options to meet your specific needs.

Center for Adult Learning Catalog

CFTEA strengthens partnerships with Adult Learning organizations

We are excited to announce our continued partnership with Adult Education organizations in promoting qualified workforce development for those looking to start a career in the banking world. Thank you to Massabesic Center for Adult Learning of Waterboro, Maine for joining forces to provides so really exciting opportunities in Southern Maine! CFTEA continues to partner with Bangor, Fryeburg and Portland Maine areas as well to provide learning opportunities taught by industry experts. Looking toward 2020 to continue this exciting trend of


Introducing: Call Center / Customer Care Certificate and Diploma

In our current economy, successful organizations recognize that clear customer communication makes them stand out from the crowd. The call center / customer care area of an organization is a demanding line of work, where success lies in a combination of skills. Customers want their communication to be answered quickly, resolved efficiently and handled with impeccable product knowledge and communication skills. The courses in this certificate focus on building and sharpening skill and motivation to boost customer satisfaction. Empower your

Linda Bridges

Instructor Spotlight: Linda Bridges

Linda Bridges Kennebunk Savings Instructor with CFTEA for 10+ Years Linda Bridges, a long time partner and supporter of CFTEA, has been nurturing career growth for many generations of banking professionals through their learning and development. This is what she has to say about her experience as a CFTEA instructor: “Personally; I think CFTEA does a great job coordinating training and offering a varying class schedule to help folks achieve their educational goals.  I’ve benefited from being an instructor for

Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity: Introduction to Business Analysis Certificate ($599 Value)

CFTEA is accepting applications for the Unlock Your Potential Scholarship for our Introduction to Business Analysis Certificate. (A $599 value covering course expenses, except deadline extensions fee, to complete this certificate within six months). To apply, students must write a short 600-800 word essay on why they deserve this educational scholarship opportunity.  One student will be chosen from the essays collected to receive this 2020 scholarship. CFTEA is a non-profit committed to helping students overcome career and educational challenges.  We


Spotlight On Success: Tim McDaniel

  Spotlight On Success: Tim McDaniel TowneBank Loan Coordinator This is what Tim had to say about his CFTEA experience: “I love learning! I enjoy the wide selection of classes that CFTEA offers with flexible schedules. I believe that a continued education doesn’t stop at the university, but lasts a lifetime. A continued education is important and leads to other positive outcomes in life. So far I’ve learned about effective telephone communication and the fundamentals of leadership. I’ve also taken


Discover Instructor Led Online Webcourses – Spring 2020

Discover new courses, updated materials and special pricing for Spring 2020 Instructor Led Online Webcourses.  Plan ahead to unlock your career potential and boost your industry knowledge as a professional. January 2020 (enroll early!) 1/14 -Residential Mortgage Lending—Updated Textbook! 1/20—Accounting—Special Discount of $100! 1/29—Make Safe Deposit Boxes a Profit Center—Discounted Live and Recorded Rate! 1/30—Commercial Lending February 2020 2/13—Top 50 Important Operating Procedures for Safe Deposit Boxes—Discounted Live and Recorded Rate! March 2020 3/4—Quality Service (part of Certified Modern Banking


Instructor Spotlight: Judy Barrett

Instructor Spotlight: Judy Barrett TowneBank Instructor with CFTEA for 10+ years We interviewed Judy about teaching for CFTEA and these were some of her thoughts on her experience on how she has benefited: “I have met many people that I wouldn’t have otherwise met both at my bank and other banks. It is nice to talk with individuals regarding their dreams and where they see themselves in the future. I have had several students tell me that they have made

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