Author: Varun Jain
In a turn to acknowledge the true makers of the retail industry, omnichannel and commerce-platform solution provider Capillary Technologies recently 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, empowering them to realize their true potential.
The scholarship program aims to fund bachelor programs in business administration (BBA) for 50 retail associates.
“The program aims to support retail associates so that their lives change for the better. Education is synonymous with empowerment and this is a small step towards the betterment of retail associates,” said Aneesh Reddy, co-founder and CEO at Capillary Technologies.
“We are proud to launch the initiative on Retail Employees Day (RED), a day dedicated for all the ever smiling store associates who make every shopping experience, a happy one”
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 the retail world,” feels Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO at RAI.