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The RISE Up training courses form a crucial part of the NRF Foundation's training and credentialing program. These courses equip individuals with essential employability skills that enable them to secure jobs and progress in the retail industry and other related fields. Each nationally accredited course offers unique benefits that are summarized below.

 

For more information, kindly reach out to us at mari@retailmaine.org.

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If you live in Aroostook County, please click on the icon to email SAD 1 Adult & Community Education for more information on how you can take these courses and follow your retail journey.

Learners will be able to:

  • Define Industry Terms and recognize the retail cycle

  • Identify the economic impact of retail

  • Define and understand customer service and retail skills

  • Understand various technology tools used in retail

  • Learn industry career paths

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand Omnichannel and purchase options

  • Understand customer life cycles

  • Assess and meet customer needs

  • Execute sales and upselling

  • Build a resume and then shine in the interview

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand the full scope of store operations and running a retail environment.

  • Utilize merchandising and marketing techniques

  • Understand the retail profit model and competition

  • Recognize retail policies, regulations & safety

  • Plan a career in retail 

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of supply chains and the flow of goods

  • Understand warehouse/distribution/fulfillment center design

  • Explain key performance metrics, how to calculate them and why they are important

  • Demonstrate safety measures and techniques

  • Explore warehousing jobs, career paths and the needed skills to succeed

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If you live in the Greater Augusta area, please email: adulted@augustaschools.org or call 207-626-2470 at Augusta Adult and Community Education for information on how you can take these courses and follow your retail career path!

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If you live in Southern Maine, please email: jboroff@kitteryschools.com at Kittery Adult and Community Education for more information on how you can take these courses and follow your retail journey.

Are you currently a JMG student? Speak with your Specialist today about signing up for a RISE UP credential course!

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