For every four trainees, there will be one lead instructor and one support staff. Adults trainees will spend
four days a week/three hours a day in training, Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 12pm.
Student training will take place during the afternoon hours with specific times to come.
- Week 1
- Grocery / Retail Overview.
Trainees will become familiar with the basics of grocery store employment to assess their interest and willingness to commit to the program. First class will include a visit to a local grocery store.
- Week 2
- Skill Development.
Students will work with a teaching lead, plus one support staff in small group settings of four trainees. Through class instruction, they will be given an opportunity to develop the following ‘soft’ skill: professionalism, communication, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, team work, and travel safety.
- Weeks 3-8
- Task Training and Education.
Whether through online exercises or in person learning at New Horizons’ campus in our simulated grocery store or at an actual grocery store work site in the community, trainees will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge through learning activities and additional mentoring if desired.
- Weeks 9-10
Trainees will work with job developers, store managers, staff, and other mentors to build their resume and interviewing skills.