Connecting RISE Up students with jobs in their community

NRF Foundation partners with Old Navy's This Way ONward program
By Michael Cooper

The NRF Foundation is partnering with Old Navy’s This Way ONward program to connect RISE Up training partners and credentialed learners with opportunities at Old Navy.

“Our NRF Foundation RISE Up training and credentialing program provides foundational employability skills to help people land jobs and get promoted in retail and beyond,” says Adam Lukoskie, NRF Foundation Vice President. “Partnering with Old Navy’s This Way ONward program is another great way we’re helping connect people who earn RISE Up credentials with jobs in their communities.”

Just like the NRF Foundation RISE Up program, Old Navy’s This Way ONward is unlocking career potential, one person at a time. Through one-on-one mentorship, coaching, and on-the-job skill building, This Way ONward provides a career rocket to a more secure future, partnering with community-based organizations across North America. 

“As an intentional approach to talent recruitment and development at Old Navy, This Way ONward helps Gap Inc. create accessible pathways for economic advancement,” says Michelle Weber, Vice President of HR for Old Navy. “We’re excited to be teaming up with the NRF Foundation RISE Up program to bring these opportunities to more communities across America.”  

NRF Foundation RISE Up training partners interested in working with their local Old Navy should contact Barbara Collins, for more information.

The NRF Foundation provides the skills and resources people of all backgrounds need to build life-changing careers. The NRF Foundation’s award-winning suite of training and credentials is designed to give people the skills and confidence they need to build careers in the industry that’s a great place to start and a great place to grow. Learn more about RISE Up courses here.



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