Community Colleges

Partner to Elevate the Retail Workforce

Retail is a high growth sector in California, as its jobs account for nearly 10% of all employment in the state, according to the State of California Employment Development Division.  Between 2014-2024, retail salespersons and cashiers are expected to have the third and fourth most job openings respectively out of all occupational titles in California. These job openings come with high expectations from retailers about the skill sets needed to fill these positions.


AS COMMUNITY COLLEGES, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE RETAILERS A WORKFORCE PREPARED FOR WORK IN THE NEW WORLD OF RETAIL.


Currently we have seven pilot colleges:


Cerritos College 

Irvine Valley College

Santa Ana College 

Fresno City College 

Modesto Junior College 

Skyline College 

City College San Francisco


BECOME A PARTICIPATING COLLEGE


We work primarily with colleges offering the The Retail Management Certificate or  The IT Technician Pathway (Retail Customer Support)


If you are interested in becoming a RetailReadyCA college, please contact your CaliforniaRHT Deputy Sector Navigator.