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RISE UP Program Opens Doors to Retail Careers

Sales-focused education equips Butler County students with industry skills and credentials for success

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Butler Tech's innovative "RISE UP" program, developed by the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation, is introducing local teenagers in Butler County to the exciting potential of careers in sales. Through a series of online courses covering customer service, sales, and operations, students gain essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the retail industry. With over 900 high school participants in the 2022-2023 school year, the program has had a significant impact, boosting graduation rates and equipping students for successful transitions into adulthood. Notably, the RISE UP program offers recognized industry credentials, providing students with a competitive edge and access to various career opportunities, including Old Navy's ONWard Program for managerial positions. Butler Tech's commitment to empowering students and fostering workforce readiness is evident in the success and positive impact of the RISE UP program.

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