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Training for People Aspiring to Retail Careers

Washington Retail is proud to offer industry-backed RISE Up training and credentials from the National Retail Federation Foundation.

This program provides a useful career path for high school and college students interested in retail careers. It stresses training in the sought-after soft skills needed in retail such as customer service, problem-solving and communications. It includes training in marketing, basic business operations and attention to safety in the workplace.

RISE Up is an ideal program for any employee who’s showing an interest in a career with your company. It also can be a valuable addition to an internship/apprentice program. Learn more about RISE Up here.

RISE Up training improves the job prospects for students and entry-level employees. An estimated 71% of managers across all industries value retail experience.

Please contact Kate Fessler at NRF or Rick Means, WR’s Director of Safety and Education, to learn how to become involved with RISE Up.

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