Address Core Workforce Challenges
With Retail Education Programs for Employees
Recruit better retail talent by offering a competitive education benefits package.
Provide a path for advancement, and prepare your employees to deliver exceptional customer experiences.
Develop a workforce of loyal, invested employees; reduce turnover and lower external recruitment costs.
Maximize Your Return on Educational Investment With Training Programs for Retail Employees
Purdue Global provides education programs for retail employees that can be quickly mapped to your internal training. In addition, we award significant credit for prior learning and experience—you save time and money; your employees gain new skills and knowledge, with a faster path to a degree.*
We can tailor business training programs to address your organization’s unique needs.
From certificates to undergraduate and master’s degrees, we offer a comprehensive range of employee education programs.
Help your employees attain a world-class education without the burden of costly tuition or debt.†
Retail Industry News and Insights
Purdue Global Partners With Securitas to Develop Four Security Certificate Programs and Employee Education BenefitRead the Press Release
Securitas, the knowledge leader in the protective services industry, announced an exclusive partnership with Purdue Global to offer four security certificate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of its security officers. The partnership also establishes a substantial financial benefit to help officers earn associate's or bachelor's degrees from Purdue Global.
56% of the workforce lack skills to match changes in company strategy, goals, markets, or business models.‡
Employee Turnover Rate
There is a 65% employee turnover rate in retail.§
89% of consumers switched companies due to a poor experience#; 82% of consumers say it could have been prevented.**
Generational Differences in the WorkplaceView Infographic
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to today’s workforce—five generations of workers means five approaches to work. Learn how to adjust to a multigenerational workforce.
Purdue Global Business Educational Professionals
As vice president, Naomi Brezi leads the national strategic partnerships team in forging and strengthening relationships with Fortune Global 500 companies to build and develop performance and organizational workforce development strategies. An experienced and knowledgeable performance executive and trusted advisor, she is passionate about helping clients achieve their business objectives and solve complex business issues.
Naomi is a graduate of New York University with a dual degree in finance and international business and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in leadership and performance strategy. She serves as a regional leader for the Network of Executive Women (Carolinas region) and actively supports and volunteers at A Child’s Place and Second Harvest Food Bank. Naomi enjoys time with her family, travel, and entertaining.
Karmen Spear is a strategic, results-oriented leader who works closely with our corporate and community partners as executive director, national partnerships. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University), graduating summa cum laude, and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Leadership and Management with a concentration in human resources. With a keen understanding of gainful employment and career services, Karmen is able to offer our corporate partners a student’s viewpoint as well as that of a senior manager in corporate America. Focused on leadership, mentoring, and providing options for traditional and nontraditional students, Karmen understands how to drive change and embrace transformation in business.
Karmen previously served as vice president of operations with Citi and Costco, and as a senior manager and leadership specialist for organizations such as American Express and MasterCard. She has also worked extensively in higher education with Kaplan Test Prep, supporting the admissions process and career services.
As executive director for strategic regional partnerships, Chris Motz leads the effort to bridge the skill gaps that corporate and community organizations have identified as areas of great need. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Huntington College, a Master of Divinity from Huntington College Graduate School of Christian Ministries, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Ball State University. Chris is also a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and is currently enrolled in the Executive Juris Doctor program at Concord Law School of Purdue University Global.
In previous roles, Chris served as president of Hagerstown Business College, Kaplan College, and as an area president for Kaplan University. His combined experience in higher education and multilevel education environments enables him to drive strategy and partnership development that leads to positive growth outcomes for both the organization and the individuals who make it happen.
Jason Marcuson represents the partnerships team in Indiana, where he leads statewide efforts to overcome skills gaps and solve workforce and educational solution needs. His prior career experience spans 20 years in publishing, training, and education. Jason has managed relationships with the world's largest software companies and retailers, built technology and certification training solutions, and led international development initiatives in Africa, India, the Middle East, and Brazil.
Jason also serves on the board of TechPoint Foundation for Youth, a leader in technology education efforts that is committed to inspiring Indiana's underserved K–12 students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). He is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English.
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*Purdue Global does not guarantee the transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.
†Refers to recipients of the Advantage Tuition Grant. Depending on the alliance partner, the Grant may cover the difference between eligible alliance organization employee tuition assistance and the cost of completion of a Purdue University Global degree. Students who choose to take out supplemental loans are responsible for their repayment in full, including interest and fees, and thus do not receive a no-cost, debt-free education. Reduced tuition recipients are not eligible for other Purdue Global tuition reductions or ExcelTrack™ pricing.
‡Association for Talent Development, Bridging the Skills Gap: Workforce Development Is Everyone’s Business.
§WorldatWork, U.S. Retail Turnover Rates Highest Since the Great Recession.
#Harris Interactive, Annual Customer Experience Impact (CEI) Report.
**Accenture, Service Is the New Sales.