KCC seeks applicants for free Retail Management Training Program for eligible Battle Creek residents

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Kellogg Community College is seeking applicants for a Retail Management Training Program starting in September, offered at no cost for Battle Creek residents who meet income guidelines.

The training program, offered through KCC’s Innovative Accelerated Credentialed Training (iACT) initiative, will run in the mornings of Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 12 through Nov. 16 on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek, with service-learning opportunities taking place at local retail establishments.

KCC’s Retail Management Training Program will prepare students to manage the daily operations of the retail industry, with a focus on foundational skills in demand with area employers. Participants will also have the opportunity to continue their studies to earn the College’s new Retail Management Certificate.

Program training includes:

  • Foundational-skills and technical training in retail management
  • Career coaches to help with goal setting, academic advising, barrier removal and job placement
  • Financial literacy training
  • Built-in work-based learning activities
  • Exposure to retail settings and careers
  • Industry recognized credentials

Students can also earn the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate through their coursework.

Deadlines and Eligibility

Individuals interested in participating in the Retail Management Training Program offered via KCC’s iACT initiative must contact KCC at 269-565-2828 or complete the information form online at kellogg.edu/iact by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Slots are limited and fill up quickly.

The program is open at no cost to Battle Creek residents who meet income guidelines. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, provide a high school transcript or GED, complete the Accuplacer Next Generation Reading test with a score of 244 or greater, the Next Generation Arithmetic score of 250 and have the ability to attend the training for extended hours daily for the duration of the program.

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