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2021 Certificate, Certification and Diploma Awards Catalog Released

Our awards catalog has been updated to reflect current certificates, certifications and diplomas available through our non-profit.  Our students get more! The job market encompasses a variety of career possibilities.  Not sure where to begin?  Look at our suggested options under your current or desired position and contact us for individual guidance. As educational requirements and necessary knowledge and expertise in the job market change, so do the requirements of our diplomas and certificates. As classes become obsolete or revised


Spotlight On CFTEA’s Board: Judy Folsom

  Spotlight On CFTEA Board Judy Folsom Bar Harbor Bank and Trust From my memory, I decided to start teaching Principles of Banking and Law & Banking at my bank and became involved with CFTEA as an instructor and then went on the board. The most rewarding part of being on the board has been amazing to watch Andrew lead CFTEA to a more professional organization and take it to the next level. The most challenging part of being on


Five Tips to Stay Healthy and Active While Working from Home

Feel your best so you can do your best! We know schedules can get busy – whether you’re in the office or working from home more often like many due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Between meeting with borrowers and preparing closings, day-time home distractions from pets and kids, followed by family time after hours – it can be challenging to find time for exercise and implementing healthy habits. The truth is, not everyone has the time. They dedicate time. Here are


Look what can be done in 2021!

2020 put a lot on hold.  A lot!  So, how are you navigating our new normal? As the pandemic continues, it is important to look at the future with hope.  As we struggle to balance and support others, now is the best time to create a mental action plan of what can be done to support your growth.  For many, the pandemic has been a time to pause and regroup.  We can do that by committing to take just one


2021 Retirement Training Options

Questions about retirement and the tax advantages? Explore training options that help you gain understanding and confidence when supporting questions.  (All materials from Ascensus – the national leader in retirement training updated January 2021). All options are online to promote safe distance learning and flexibility.       Click course names below for descriptions and pricing. 2021 Legislative – Regulatory Update   Retirement Planning and Saving Ways to Build Wealth   Roth IRA Overview Traditional IRA Overview IRA Fundamentals IRA


How Technology Impacts Trust

How Technology Impacts Trust Working remotely is a fact of life. Even before COVID, it was on the rise and when the pandemic is over, there will be fewer people returning to a central workplace full-time. The genie is out of the bottle, as far as that goes. But there is a paradox at the heart of remote work that some people haven’t been able to deal with. Both these things are true: Remote work requires slightly more trust than


Spotlight On Success: Shannon Hemingway

Shannon Hemingway Claremont Savings Bank Heres what Shannon had to say about her CFTEA experience: A great benefit provided to us by Claremont Savings Bank and CFTEA is that they offer a large variety of classes. I wanted to take advantage of the educational opportunities given to me to help further my career. I have taken an array of different types of courses that have all attributed to my current knowledge, not only banking, but also in overall professional development.


Year End Reflections

    During this challenging year, we have been trying to focus on the positive stories! At CFTEA we have had so many new doors open to us in ways we hadn’t previously imagined. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we held our first ever Zoom Virtual Student Banquet and Leaders Conference.   Also a positive note for both students and instructors was the launch of our LMS, CFTEA Workplace which goes hand in hand with the easy to

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