Recognition: Leaving a Legacy – Alie DiCarlo of Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution

Recognition: Leaving a Legacy Award – Alie DiCarlo from Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution 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 our non-profit as well as providing dedication to workforce development. This year we recognize Alie DiCarlo for her life-long service in learning and development! Her key contributions, thoughtful directions and passion for supporting students across multiple states to reach their career goals


Announcing! Council of the Year North Country, New Hampshire

Council of the Year- Sapphire Award – Kristina McLaughlin from Passumpsic Bank, Lisa Engel from Wells River Savings Bank, Erica Antonucci from Union Bank, VT & NH as well as Rhonda Caswell and Kristina Bishop from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank were the recipients of this year’s Sapphire Award! Over the years, CFTEA has actively recognized key contributors that support career focused learning and instruction in their local areas. The North Country, New Hampshire Council provided critical support to run courses in their area and


Making a Difference Award – Katrina Randlett – NH Mutual Bancorp and Nancy Birtwell Hines – Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group

Recognition: Making a Difference Award – Katrina Randlett – NH Mutual Bancorp and Nancy Birtwell Hines – Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group Over the years, CFTEA has actively recognized key contributors to innovation and inspiration in the realm of .learning and development. Katrina and Nancy have shown themselves leaders in supporting employees and students. Recently, Katrina and Nancy collaborated in an innovative way to conduct American Bankers Association‘s Legal Foundations in Banking. By leveraging technology and working to support quality career development, Nancy has

Spotlight Award

Recognition: Spotlight Award (Lisa Holt of Partners Bank and Kystal Boivin of Claremont Savings Bank)

Recognition: Spotlight Award – Lisa Holt – Partners Bank and Krystal Boivin – Claremont Savings Bank Over the years, CFTEA has actively recognized key contributors to learning and development as well as the development and evolution of our non-profit. This year we are happy to announce the introduction of our Spotlight Award. Both Lisa and Krystal have taken the lead in presenting new ideas and solutions, actively offering and following up with assistance, promoting CFTEA within their communities in new and interesting ways

Leadership Conference Growing Forward

CFTEA October Leaders Conference is here!

It starts today!   CFTEA provides benefits to our partners by paying for leadership development and hotel expenses for Thursday evening.  Our board members and friends in learning and development are meeting in October under our conference theme:  Growing Forward! CFTEA’s 22nd annual leadership conference is day and a half of development, networking and growth.  In the past year, CFTEA has developed new partnerships, certificates, diplomas and certifications, updated course material and launched a new interactive website with the goal of

Did You Know

New Educational Career Paths

In 2019, new educational career paths have been developed for deposit operations, digital banking, loan processing & loan servicing! What new paths would you like to see added?  


Spotlight. Branch Manager Bootcamp, Vermont

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 White River Junction, Vermont This two-day series will focus on the next generation manager who will be leading the transition


Upcoming November Webcourses

November 2019 – Webcourses Fundamentals of Consumer Lending Fundamentals of Mortgage Lending Quality Service Interactive distance learning, live courses without travel using a PC, tablet, smartphone or Mac. INCREASINGLY POPULAR CLASSROOM FORMAT OPTION FROM CFTEA: WEBCOURSES A CFTEA Webcourse blends the convenience of attending a class online, wherever you may be, with the value of being a part of a live classroom. Use your telephone and computer to join the classroom at a specific time on a specific day with


Instructor Spotlight: Kristina McLaughlin

Instructor Spotlight: Kristina McLaughlin, Passumpsic Bank Human Resources and Employee Engagement Officer I have taught for CFTEA for over five years and genuinely enjoy each course and curriculum. I love that CFTEA courses allow you to put your own personal insights to ensure students get a unique experience that allows for flexibility in organizational culture and procedures. In my career, I have personally seen CFTEA courses help develop multiple students by allowing them access to education that they otherwise wouldn’t have


Spotlight On Success: Robin Hubbard

Spotlight On: Robin Hubbard “I started taking classes through CFTEA in 2009 and am currently taking classes and making personal goals to receive several diplomas and certificates. The classes CFTEA offer have helped me grow and become more confident in my career and have also made me take an interest in things I never knew I would be interested in. CFTEA classes have helped me with the everyday tasks as a teller and through some of the difficulties of opening

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