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Miller Retail Program

The purpose of the Retail Class is to provide students with an opportunity to learn about, experience and practice entry level skills in actual retail settings in the community.  Students perform basic store recovery tasks such as stocking, fronting, go-backs, pricing, folding, hanging, sizing, packaging, checking expiration dates and setting up displays.  The students experience working as a member of a team interacting with one another, with our teacher assistants, with store employees and management, as well as serving as store “Associate -Trainees” interacting with customers.  Going to two to three stores each week students learn flexibility and professionalism through needing to comply with different sets of dress codes, store policies and procedures and customer service expectations.  Additionally, they must learn store layout and the vast array of work tasks involved at each store. 

Most importantly, in addition to all these Hard Skills, our students are well-trained and practice appropriate Work Based Soft Skills.  Extensive training is provided at the beginning of the course before beginning our off-campus work and is on-going throughout the year in order to ensure successful participation in these real work experiences.  We provide an important service to our stores, and they provide an important learning opportunity for our students.

Any questions, please contact, Wendy Stalzer at 818-885-1646 or

The hosting stores include:

Macy's West, Northridge Fashion Center

Jo-Ann Fabric, Porter Ranch Town Center

Walgreen's, Northridge