New Foundations in Banking Certificate

To expand our educational career paths and over an entry-level certificate to those new to banking, CFTEA is proud to announce the creation of the new Foundations in Banking Certificate! Foundations in Banking Certificate This certificate program prepares those aspiring for a successful career in a financial institution with in-demand skills.   The targeted courses provides the necessary knowledge and skills for potential employees as well as those new to the financial industry. It is a direct path to a career


Emerging Leaders Non-Profit Matching Fair

Amazing evening connecting with over thirty professionals at Maine Association of Nonprofits Emerging Leaders non-profit match fair. Loved the energy and interest from professionals across Portland!    


New Loan Processing Certificate and Diploma

To expand our educational career path offerings, CFTEA is pleased to announce the following new awards to support those in Loan Processing! Loan Processing Certificate Loan Processing Diploma The course material introduces bank personnel to the role of loan processing and the supporting functions it provides to customers and within an organization from loan application to closing. The development of knowledge and practical skills in this area provides the foundation for an educational career path while deepening the knowledge in


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

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