RISE Up Program

Learn about the NRF Foundation RISE Up program

The retail industry is America’s largest private-sector employer, offering first jobs, second chances, and lifelong careers to millions of people every day.71 percent

But employers are challenged to find the workers they need. That’s where the NRF Foundation’s RISE Up training and credential program is making a huge difference, preparing people with the skills that retailers want in an industry that is a great place to start and a great place to grow.

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Washington Retail recommends the NRF Foundation’s industry-backed RISE Up training and credentials for organizations that are working to help people get the skills they need to launch a career and work their way up.

The RISE Up program includes three courses: Retail Industry Fundamentals, Customer Service and Sales and the Business of Retail: Operations and Profit. Each cover valuable skills and industry information that help current or prospective employees thrive in retail careers.

Do you have an employee that is showing an interest in career with your company? Are you working with an internship/apprenticeship programs now and would like to add the RISE Up program to your curriculum?

Below are some short videos on this great program

Learn more about how RISE Up can help your organization or business by reaching out to NRF Foundation Director of Outreach Kate Fessler or Rick Means at Washington Retail.

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Here is a booklet with additional details

Here is a link to a Career & Technical Educators presentation about this program.

Sign up for the NRF Partner Portal and begin your training today!

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