CFTEA featured in Mainebiz magazine!

CFTEA has been recognized for its support and partnership for workforce development in MaineBiz magazine!  So thrilled to be working in partnership with Portland Adult Education and area financial institutions!  

Lise Patterson

Instructor Spotlight: Lise Patterson

CFTEA Instructor Spotlight: Lise Patterson Androscoggin Bank Instructor with CFTEA for 10+ Years This is what Lise had to say about her experience as a CFTEA instructor: “I have been in the banking industry since 1979. With that amount of experience comes a valuable skill set and “tricks of the trade” that only time and experience can provide. Sharing that information, in my opinion, is not only vital but is also a responsibility for anyone who has a career in any


Updated Awards Catalog with Interactive Links

For the first time, the CFTEA Awards Catalog containing requirements for our certificates, certifications and diplomas has been updated with interactive links! This interactive PDF document highlights our new educational career paths and leverages our website to provide key insights into course descriptions and details.  A huge thank you to our board members and team that have worked hard to make this experience possible for students, managers and those in learning and development. With so many courses to choose from,


Supporting Local Workforce Development

CFTEA, as a Maine non-profit, is excited to provide ABA’s textbook, outline for coverage of material and instructor support as we continue to give back to the community! So thrilled to be working with financial institutions across the Portland area to support workforce development. Program trains new Mainers to be bank tellers The 12-week New Mainer Teller Training Program launched Jan. 6 with 15 students. BY STAFF REPORT A new Portland Adult Education program will help foreign-trained professionals with backgrounds in


Spotlight on Success: Meagan Halliday

Spotlight on Success: Meagan Halliday Damariscotta Bank & Trust This is what Meagan had to say about her experience working with CFTEA: “I decided to take the Modern Supervisor course with CFTEA because I wanted to increase my knowledge and skills when it comes to being a manager. I was offered to take the course when I received my promotion to Assistant Manager. I have also encourage some of our Customer Relationship Representatives to take the customer service course offered


Branch Manager Bootcamp Comes to Maine

Taught by national retail industry leader, Jennie Sobecki.   This program focuses on the unique needs of community banks across the nation.  This program has been updated and is returning after several years.  The content is focused on branch managers and those interested or identified to move into a branch manager role in the near future. Two Day—Branch Manager Boot Camp New Gloucester, Maine This two-day series will focus on the next generation manager who will be leading the transition to


The latest on the updated Principles of Banking Textbook

We have eagerly been awaiting news on the update (2012) and release of ABA’s Principles of Banking book.  It has been over a year in the making and word has come into CFTEA on that final status.  It is coming, just a month later than anticipated.  However, we are in the final stages!  Any pre-ordered books will be automatically shipped as soon as they are printed.    NOTIFICATION on Principles of Banking Update The Principles of Banking text is still

Lisa Prosper

Instructor Spotlight: Lisa Prosper

CFTEA Instructor Spotlight: Lisa Prosper The Bank of Bennington Instructor with CFTEA for 5+ Years This is what Lisa had to say about working as an instructor with CFTEA: “I have learned right along with the employees. Each time I teach the course again there is a new group of faces, new questions, and new perspectives. I have been able to get to know the employees better, on a more personal level which is wonderful. The best perk is I


Introducing: Administrative Assistant Certificate and Diploma.

Businesses of all kinds need people who know what it takes to keep an office running smoothing. This certificate provides best practices and the skills needed to perform vital office functions. This program of courses provides the foundation for a variety of careers. Professionals in this field generally have strong skills in communication, time management, organization and teamwork. Administrative Assistant Certificate Administrative Assistant Diploma  


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

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