Retail Management Certificate Program Now Offered At Two Colleges In Illinois


Two community colleges in Illinois, the College of Lake County and Moraine Valley Community College, recently accepted the Western Association of Food Chains’ (WAFC) invitation to become a participating partner in the Retail Management Certificate (RMC) program.

RMC is a nationally recognized, accredited college program developed by retail industry experts and community college leaders to prepare retail employees for positions in management. Students who complete this academic program gain the knowledge, skills, abilities and confidence that empower them to become successful leaders in retail and service-oriented companies.

Both schools will offer the eight-course program beginning in the fall. The College of Lake County also will offer the full eight-course program online.

Scholarship opportunities are available for a limited time. Go here for more information.

The RMC was developed specifically for the retail grocery industry under the direction of the WAFC, whose primary mission is to help the industry attract, retain and advance high-potential food industry associates through exposure to educational programs and leadership opportunities. Students earn college credits toward an associate or bachelor’s degree as well as the industry certificate. The Food Marketing Institute, the National Grocers Association and the Food Industry Association Executives have fully endorsed the program.

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A former newspaper editor and publisher who has handled digital duties for The Shelby Report since 2011. She once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.