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Colleges Support Retail Recovery Across NI

Colleges Support Retail Recovery Across NI
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June, 2021
The six Further Education Colleges in NI have collaborated to support the recovery of the retail sector supported by the Department for the Economy’s ‘Retail Recovery’ programme.

Glyn Roberts, Chief Executive, Retail NI said, “The retail sector has been under huge strain since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 and has only recently become fully operational again.  Normal working practices have not been possible across the sector which is subject to continuous changes in restrictions.”

He added, “The face of retail has changed dramatically, and it is vitally important we support retail skills requirements with a co-ordinated approach from the FE colleges.”

Nicola Quinn, Business Development Officer, South West College said, “The Retail Recovery programme offered by the six FE Colleges gives retailers of all sizes the opportunity to avail of support.  The programme runs from August through to December 2021 and is bite-sized to build on skills and develop new ones in Management, marketing, branding, digital and entrepreneurship whilst gaining sector desirable qualifications from Level 2 through to Level 5.

The programmes commence with webinars in August and Masterclasses and courses from September 2021, For webinars and courses in South West College please contact brenda.buchanan@swc.ac.uk.