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Retail is an industry that's a great place to start and grow. We have resources to help you explore the possibilities and build the skills you need.

The NRF Foundation provides the skills and resources needed for a life-changing career.  As NRF's nonprofit 501(c)(3), we connect people to an industry that’s a great place to start and a great place to grow. Together, we help people build better lives and stronger communities.

 

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Meet the top teams in the NRF Foundation business competition
 
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Three teams in 2022 NRF Foundation Student Challenge to make pitches in NYC
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NRF Foundation announces 2022 RISE Up Partner of the Year
 
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Phoenix Union High School District’s Trevor Browne High School is the 2022 NRF Foundation RISE Up Partner of the Year.
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Five finalists in top NRF Foundation scholarship compete for $25,000 award
 
NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship
The NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship competition – presented by SAS – has narrowed to five finalists.
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10 go-to-market strategies move forward in NRF Foundation scholarship competition
 
NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship
10 case studies for Meijer move ahead.
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Explore retail trends with your students
 
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This holiday season will have consumers shopping sooner and spending more, according to NRF
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5 ways to maximize retail skills training
 
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A look at how a few partners are maximizing RISE Up training to connect people to life-changing careers
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The NRF Foundation training and credentialing program provides the skills to build a career in an industry that's a great place to start and grow. 

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Making Change

One of our most popular lessons in our retail skills credentials is an interactive calculator that teaches you how to make correct change. We’ve broken this feature out and made it available on its own for anyone to use.