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Retail Ready Program

Get Retail Ready in just 6 weeks!

WINS is supporting skills development for employment in the retail industry

WINS is proud to officially announce its Retail Ready Program—a program designed to enable Alberta women find and maintain employment in the retail industry. Participants learn all about the retail industry with hands-on training and values-based professional development.

The six-week program includes four weeks of instruction, which runs Monday through Friday, and two weeks of work experience at a WINS Family Thrift Store. The program covers technical skills and employment competencies in the retail industry and empower participants to become self-sufficient and independent. 

Participants also receive incentives for attendance and completing the program, a certificate of completion at the end of program and a Letter of Reference if graduating the program at an excellent level.

Our mission has always been to help women and their families help themselves, and our Retail Ready program is just one more way we’re working to achieve that. We place an enormous emphasis on the individuality of our participants, recognizing that success on the job is largely attributed to their skills, confidence, work ethic and personality. What makes this program different is that we help women feel ready for a career in retail to support themselves and their families.

Applications for the Retail Ready Program are open. We encourage Alberta women looking to gain employment in the retail industry to consider applying.

Program dates for the 2019/2020 year are as follows:

  • November 4 – December 13, 2019
  • January 13 – February 21, 2020
  • March 2 – April 10, 2020

For more information on the Retail Ready Program, applying to the program and participant eligibility, please click here.

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