By Andy Trainor, Vice President of Learning at Walmart
Over the past few years, Walmart Academies have focused on training our associates to succeed in their jobs and improve their skills for the future. We have always known that our academies could have a positive impact beyond our walls and help the communities we serve.
With that in mind, we’re announcing Community Academy, a free program that leverages our network of more Walmart Academies in stores across the country, including the Walmart Supercenter at 26471 Carl Boyer Dr. in Santa Clarita, to provide opportunities educational to everyone. in the community – associated or not.
Community Academy started with a question: how can we help you? With so many communities struggling economically and education sometimes out of reach, we recognized a need that we are uniquely positioned to fill. Our goal is to help people invest in themselves, increase upward mobility and thereby create fundamentally stronger communities.
Community Academy virtual classes are now available for free nationwide, and registration is open to everyone. Course topics include everything from resume writing and interview techniques, to budgeting and finances, to preparing for standardized tests and navigating college admissions. Each of our courses is grouped into one of five general themes – community, personal finance, home, career progression and technology – and we will be expanding our offerings throughout the year.
When developing our Community Academy curriculum, we leveraged subject matter experts from Walmart and worked with industry leaders to ensure our content is best-in-class. All community courses will be taught by our Walmart Academy facilitators, true learning professionals who have guided our store associates through more than 2 million Academy training sessions on topics ranging from process store leadership and soft skills.
At Walmart, we believe in opportunity – to develop your skills, build a career and achieve something more. Community Academy represents our faith in this opportunity, and we are proud to begin serving our communities in this new way.
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