BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWest Arkansas Community College's Retail & Supplier Education division within Workforce Development is moving toward supporting Continuing Education to support the Northwest Arkansas supplier community. As part of this initiative, NWACC is collaborating with WhyteSpyder on a new course to educate suppliers on best practices to improve omnichannel shopper experience.
Eric Howerton, WhyteSpyder CEO, and Joyce Grippi, WhyteSpyder Senior Account Services Director, will be teaching this course at the NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies Building. Item Storytelling for the Omnichannel Shopper is a two-part class and will be held on the following dates:
May 2 and 3, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
June 6 and 7, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The course will address questions regarding content and data. It will focus on the need for suppliers and manufacturers to emphasize item storytelling for today's omni-shoppers and enhancing the shopper experience. The two-part course is designed to help provide data and content that will attract, convert, and retain shoppers across all channels.
There are no pre-requisites for the course. Participants are required to bring a laptop to class and have a valid Retail Link userid. A write-on participant guide will be provided.
Participants who successfully complete both parts of the course will receive a certificate of completion from the Northwest Arkansas Retail & Supplier Education Program.
WhyteSpyder are leaders in item storytelling for Walmart and its suppliers. Howerton and Grippi's input will provide course participants with insight into what suppliers and manufacturers need in this highly competitive digital world that shoppers live in today.
"I'm happy to partner with NWACC to provide this much-needed training for the Walmart supplier community. There is definitely a massive need for Walmart to receive best in class, unique, item-level data and content to its suppliers and manufacturers to win the omnichannel race," Howerton has said.
WhyteSpyder recognizes the continuing and compelling need for suppliers to comply with Walmart's call for higher-quality data and content and has created this course based on direct feedback from the supplier community.
NorthWest Arkansas Community College seeks to make a difference in the lives of individuals in this community. The Retail & Supplier Education division within Workforce & Economic Development, recognized for the Certified Retail Analyst program helps individuals break into an analytical career in the retail Industry. This division also focuses on Continuing Education for retail professionals seeing to advance their career and improve skillsets. This division is led by Teresa Warren, Director of Retail & Supplier Education.
"A collaboration with WhyteSpyder is a nice fit for us as we expand our focus in Continuing Education. As the retail industry is evolving, we are proud to support this needed initiative in the local supplier community," stated Warren.
The course will be held at the NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies in Room B103. This 6-hour course will be $395.00. For more information on this course visit the NWACC website at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/workforce-economic-development/continuing-ed or visit WhyteSpyder's website at http://www.whytespyder.com/nwacc-item-storytelling/. For additional questions or inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 479-619-4116.
NorthWest Arkansas Community College is a smart choice for students wanting to pursue quality higher education. As an accredited institution through The Higher Learning Commission, NWACC is a public two-year institution that serves and strengthens its surrounding communities in Benton and Washington counties by helping our students maximize their potential and exceed expectations. With state-of-the-art facilities, NWACC provides excellent academic instruction and workforce training needed to succeed, offering personalized attention from highly respected faculty, staff, and administrators. For more information, visit www.nwacc.edu.
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