2022 Training Industry Prediction #3

What is another industry trend that will impact learning and development in 2022? Last time the focus was on giving focus to onboarding, leadership, and key soft skills.   GENERATIONAL GAPS   Millennials take up 35% of the US workforce. This means they are still the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, as they have been since 2016.   Millennials in the workforce are less likely to stay in the same job for more than 1 to 5 years. They


Spotlight on Success – Becca Libby (Machias Savings Bank)

Spotlight on Success:  Becca Libby Machias Savings Bank   Becca began her banking career in March 2020 and currently works as a Senior Loan Workout Specialist in the Asset Management department at Machias Savings Bank.  She dreamt of working in the banking industry but had reservations that she could succeed.  Reflecting on her journey, “Banking and Machias Savings Bank has proven to me that if you set your heart and mind on something you can do anything you want.  I


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2022 Training Industry Prediction #2

What is another industry trend that will impact learning and development in 2022? Earlier the focus was on accommodating the pandemic when approaching training. TOP SKILLS FOR LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT IN 2022   If you still don’t think soft skills training isn’t imperative to the success of your organization, now is the time to get caught up before you find yourself falling behind.   EdgePoint Learning highlighted a research study that found that 75% of long-term job success depends upon


CFTEA Earns 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency

As we head into our 25th year as an official non-profit, we are proud to announce that CFTEA has been nationally recognized for our organization’s community impact and transparency!  Learn about our organization by exploring our non-profit profile and data on Candid. The GuideStar/Candid Seals of Transparency were introduced in 2013 to provide visible recognition when a nonprofit shares information. More than 75,000 non-profit organizations in the United States have earned Seals, making the Guidestar/Candid Seal the most widely adopted


Growing Forward:  An Interview with Joe Happnie

CFTEA Board Member and St. Joseph’s College Alum Joe Happnie joined the CFTEA board of directors in 2020 after completing MANP’s Emerging Leaders Program. It was a perfect fit for many reasons – Joe has a passion for learning and development with a powerful perspective and history with our long-time collaborating partner – St. Joseph’s College. He graduated in 2011 with a Business Administration degree. Reflecting on his time at St. Joseph’s College, “It had a lot to offer. A


2022 Training Industry Prediction #1

With the continued evolvement of technology, a global pandemic, and a new generation settling into the workplace, the Learning and Development industry has unique and ever-changing needs. It has never been more important to maintain resilience and flexibility in corporate settings. And finding ways to anticipate changes – such as trends in the training industry – can help with that. Why take the time to understand training industry trends? Well, if you know the industry, you can better predict your


What Is My Why – Casey Bailey

Over and over, we hear how CFTEA has supported aspiring career seekers to advance through the various stages of their careers. 🏆   Casey Bailey from Northfield Savings Bank explains how she has been impacted.   What is your why for taking CFTEA courses? #whatismywhy


Spotlight on Virtual Classrooms (formerly Webcourses)

The number one piece of feedback – students want a live classroom environment – especially for specific courses. For health and safety reasons, many live classes just aren’t being scheduled. Enter our Virtual Classroom! The same engagement as a live course, real-time access to the instructor and your peers. And we know how to do them right! Virtual classrooms have been around with CFTEA for over ten years. What’s coming up soon for virtual classrooms? March 2022 – Modern Supervisor

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