One of the biggest sector employers in Haliburton County is retail. Retailers in the County attempt to hire hundreds of staff annually, often with limited success. Ready for Retail focuses on helping trainees gain retail sales skills, and helps to move individuals who have difficulty working to employable individuals with the skills and confidence needed to succeed as an employee.
Ready for Retail provides on-the-job retail training for 8-12 unemployed or underemployed adults. There are some unique key elements that ensure its success:
1. A gratitude platform/philosophy that underpins all aspects of the training
2. Having all trainees work half a day a week at Thrift Warehouse Haliburton (a SIRCH social enterprise) as well as having a second placement with a retail setting in the county half a day a week.
3. Promoting meaningful ongoing interaction between the trainees and the public.
Ready for Retail is returning to the Highlands in January 2019. Stay tuned for more information!