Do I need post-secondary training or a degree to do retail?
As with every industry these days, individuals with additional education will have the opportunity to advance further. While some may people may still be promoted on retail experience alone, taking additional courses or going back to school for marketing, sales, customer service or design will help you reach your retail career goals.
Where can I get additional training?
Shelfspace has developed PEAK retail training, retail-specific courses in customer service, sales skills and leadership development, to assist owners, managers and staff become more productive, valued and rewarded in their employment. PEAK has been developed based on feedback from retail entrepreneurs and real world skill gaps.
Whether you are a retail owner, manager or sales person, there is a course for you!
BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) – various courses in marketing management
Capilano College – various courses in retail marketing
Douglas College – various courses in marketing
Justice Institute of BC – various courses in time management, conflict resolution, communication, leadership development, and performance management
Kwantlen University College – various courses in business and marketing
Langara College – various courses in marketing and sales and in business computer applications
Open University (OU) and Open College (OC), Divisions of the Open Learning Agency (OLA) – courses in marketing, professional selling and computer applications in business
Simon Fraser University – various courses and programs in business administration, marketing, business management, and professional development
University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFC) – various programs in business administration, marketing and sales
University of British Columbia (UBC) – various courses and programs in commerce, business administration, marketing and professional development