January 16-17, 2012
Mon, January 16 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tues, January 17 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The NRF Foundation was the nexus of retail career training and education programs. Attendees stopped by the new space in the Crystal Palace, met the Foundation partners and learned how collaborating with them can benefit their own organizations.
2012 Partner Descriptions
AllRetailJobs.com - Booth 6
AllRetailJobs.com is the Largest Career and Recruiting Board for the Retail Industry. AllRetailJobs.com offers a variety of recruiting services, including Job Postings, the largest database of retail-specific resumes on the Internet, Banner Advertising, Featured Company Profiles, Featured Company Streaming Videos in your Job Postings, Job Seeker Newsletter Sponsorship, and targeted Email Blasts to advertise Career Fairs and staff for new store openings (plus more!).Visit www.allretailjobs.com today!
American Public University - Booth 3
American Public University’s highly respected and affordable 150+ online degree and certificate programs offers you educational opportunities to help meet your professional development goals, whether your current or future responsibilities involve management and information technology or marketing and accounting. Its curriculum is designed with the working professional in mind and taught by scholar-practitioners, providing adult learners with the flexibility to pursue their education while balancing their work-life schedules. Combined with American Public University’s low tuition and undergraduate book grant for degree-seeking students, you have affordable access to a regionally accredited university acknowledged by The Sloan Consortium for best practices in online education. For more information about American Public University’s 100,000+ student body, graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit www.apus.edu/disclosure.
Castle - Booth 8
Since 1987, Castle has provided superior examination design, development, and delivery services for organizations all over the world. We continually sharpen our psychometric skills and refine our test delivery and analytical capabilities. We make your life, and your business, better every day.
Longwood University - Booth 10
Longwood University’s AACSB International accredited retail management MBA and BSBA programs, enriched with consulting practicums and internships for real world experience, prepare students to excel in new fields or advance their current retail careers. Online MBA classes are supplemented with limited on-campus residencies for rigorous learning that fits each student’s individual schedule. Coupled with our “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” focused Leadership Institute, Longwood University provides tomorrow’s leaders with profitable decision-making tools based on values and ethics.
Martec International - Booth 5
Martec International is a specialist retail consulting and training company. We provide instructor led, e-learning and blended training for retail buying office and supply chain teams, store operations and companies selling technology and CPG and other products to retailers. Clients include Cisco, Dressbarn, Hallmark, Jo-Ann Stores, Microsoft, OfficeMax, SAP, Steinmart and Wipro. www.martec-international.com.
Reflection Software - Booth 9
Reflection Software provides interactive online learning solutions tailored for the retail industry. Our adaptive approach and instructional design strategies engage audiences ranging from new hires to senior management to ensure knowledge retention and a consistent message across your brand. Our Cognition Learning Management System offers a cohesive solution that is easy to use, flexible to your business specifications, and enforces accountability throughout your company.
Step Up For Students - Booth 1
Step Up For Students is an innovative initiative that allows companies with certain types of Florida tax liabilities to redirect a portion of those taxes to a state approved Scholarship Funding Organization (SFO) that provides K–12 education scholarships for low-income children. Qualifying parents can use these scholarships to send their child to the public or private school that best meets their child’s needs.
University of North Texas, School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management - Booth 4
The University of North Texas offers three bachelor’s degree programs and a master’s degree in merchandising. The programs include a traditional Merchandising degree, one of only a few Home Furnishings Merchandising programs in the country, and a unique bachelor’s degree in Digital Retailing. We have one of the largest programs in the country with over 800 majors. The programs enjoy a very strong relationship with a Board of Governors who are actively engaged in curriculum development.
The Fashion Institute of Technology - Booth 7
The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 40 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.
The University of Florida, David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research - Booth 2
The Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research celebrates 25 years of service to the students of the University of Florida, the U.S. and international retail industry. The Center introduces students to the retailing industry, provide career counseling and support through coursework, guidance and supervision. The Center placed 187 students into executive training positions this past year and 220 students participated in retail internships.