Have You Completed Training That Could Transfer Into CFTEA?

Have you completed an ABA, ICBA, internal or outside training? 🎓💡   Your course may transfer for credit into CFTEA to apply toward certificates or diplomas. There is a nominal charge per course transfer to cover review and acceptance. Think about the variety of your current training and discover if you are already closer to a career certificate or diploma than you think!   Ask us.


New Design Elements Hit Our Courses

Our courses have a new design element – scenario-based decisions and voice-over to meet the learning needs and styles of different students. There is excitement in leveraging technology to further enhance CFTEA courses as we grow toward the future!  


Spotlight on Success: Dustin Gile

Spotlight on Success: Dustin Gile, Northfield Savings Bank Dustin works as a Mortgage Closing Administrator II at Northfield Savings Bank and started his banking career in 2012. As a community bank, Dustin said, “Northfield Savings Bank supports my growth and that of all employees. They offer multiple opportunities to expand your knowledge and one the biggest is the availability to take CFTEA courses. NSB makes it very easy to sign up for courses. The CFTEA courses, certificates, and diplomas I


2022 Leaving a Legacy Award – Lise Patterson

CFTEA is happy to award Lise Patterson of Androscoggin Bank the 2022 Leaving a Legacy Award. Lise has been a key contributor for years serving on our council, board, executive committee, and as board president in 2021-2022. She has worked as an instructor and has a passion for supporting quality career development. Her contributions saw CFTEA through the pandemic and became a rallying cry for modernization, and support. Her vision has enhanced our strategic planning and laid a wonderful foundation


Cybersecurity Awareness Month October 2022

Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, helping individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. This year’s campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. This October will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity, providing information and resources to help educate those connected to financial institutions as


2022 Leaving a Legacy Award – Cynthia Stuart

Congratulations to Cynthia Stuart for being recognized for her outstanding contributions to CFTEA. As a long-standing board member, educational champion, instructor, and council member, Cynthia is a leader to the highest level. Her insights, questions, and direction laid a foundation for our non-profit to support employees, organizations, and the community. Paused by the pandemic, CFTEA is happy to award the Leaving a Legacy award to Cynthia. She is a regular instructor and leads by example in supporting the next generation


2022 Leaving a Legacy Award – Wanda Clough

Over the years, CFTEA has actively been supported by key contributors in learning and development. Their engagement and leadership have provided the vision in shaping us as a non-profit as well as providing a dedication to workforce development. This year, we caught up with former board president, Wanda Clough to recognize her life-long service in learning and development. Her wisdom, key contributions, thoughtful direction, and passion for supporting students to reach their career goals are inspirational. We are better because


2022 Leader’s Conference Guest Speaker: Ann Burrill!!

We were beyond thrilled to have the AMAZING Ann Burrill of Androscoggin Bank provide a two-day program on our professional brand. The conversations were incredible and the feedback was brilliant! It was a huge win – and so appropriate in today’s world. Woot. Woot. Having a history with AIB that continues through CFTEA, Ann brings a special type of engagement and thoughtfulness to leaders everywhere!   A personalized thank you is not even enough to express our gratitude for the


2022 Spotlight Award Winner!

Our annual Spotlight award recognizes rising board leaders! Marjorie McAvoy from Biddeford Savings, a division of Maine Community Bank secured this award as an active board member. Marjorie never missed a meeting, engaged in the planning of our 25th anniversary Leader’s Conference, and is one of the first ones to offer thoughtful insight and support in our meetings. Her energy is contagious and she is so APPRECIATED. This desktop award is intended as a daily reminder of the gratitude of CFTEA.


Celebrating 20 years with CFTEA!

Congratulations to Tammy Perkins, Learning Engagement Specialist, for 20 years with CFTEA! If you have enrolled in a course, been an instructor, attended the Leader’s Conference, ordered materials, or asked questions about college transfers, guided learning, and well.. everything else, then you know Tammy. She is an amazing part of the non-profit and has seen changes in delivery channels, materials, a global pandemic, and more. Her attention to detail and knowledge make her a go-to person in and outside the

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