Author: Varun Jain
Omni-channel engagement and commerce platform solution provider Capillary Technologies tied up with retail industry bodies Retailers Association of India (RAI) and Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India (TRRAIN) to launch Capillary Scholar, a program aimed at providing a springboard for the retail store staff to graduate and climb the ladder in their career and also empower them to realize their aspirations.
The scholarship program aims to fund undergraduate program BBA – Retail for 50 retail associates.
“The program aims to support undergraduate program (BBA – Retail) for 50 retail associates so that their lives changes for the better. Education is synonymous to empowerment and this is a small step towards retail associates’ empowerment. Most importantly, we are proud to launch the initiative on Retail Employees Day (RED), a day dedicated for those ever smiling store associates who sacrifice their weekends and weekdays for making every shopping experience, a happy one,” said Aneesh Reddy, co-founder and CEO at Capillary Technologies.
According to BS Nagesh, founder of TRRAIN, the retail industry employs over 43 million people making it the second largest employer in India.
“Capillary Scholar program is in line with TRRAIN’s vision of empowering people in retail and working to achieve immediate and lasting change in the lives of retail associates in India. I wish Capillary Scholar Program grows leaps and bounds and touches thousands of retail associates,” Nagesh said.
I believe Capillary Scholar program is a small step in creating knowledge-led manpower in retail world, feels Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO at RAI.