Retail is the largest employment sector in Canada. It is diverse, dynamic and growing. Good management is absolutely essential to retail success, and retailers and small businesses are actively recruiting dedicated, well-trained retail managers.
If you have good communication, organization and leadership skills, a professional attitude and work ethic, and enjoy dealing with customers and employees, explore the career opportunities and earning potential in retail management.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers a 20-week Retail Manager applied certificate program through continuing education at regional colleges throughout the province. The program will help you develop entrepreneurship and small business management skills specific to the independent retail industry. You’ll learn about:
You’ll spend four weeks in a retail business. You’ll have an opportunity to see management and leadership practices from the inside out and apply your training in the day-to-day operation of a small business.
When you graduate, you’ll be ready to supervise and coordinate a retail team, including sales clerks, cashiers, grocery clerks, shelf stockers and others. You could work as an assistant store manager, store manager, retail human resources manager, retail operations manager or retail loss prevention manager. You can use your training and experience to advance into higher management positions, store ownership/franchise opportunities and more.
For more information, contact Garry Whitley at email@example.com or (306-765-1772.
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
For more information, contact Betty Makelki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-765-1763
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