Retail Skills

  • Barry Tech | Business/Information Services | Retail Skills in Long Island

  • About This Course:

    During this course, students will have the opportunity to help run a school retail store. Students will learn about entrepreneurship, management, marketing and personal finance. All students will have
    an opportunity to be a cashier, bagger, greeter, stock person, counter person and security guard on a rotating basis throughout the year.

  • Students Will Learn to:

    • Operate a cash register
    • Develop marketing materials
    • Create store displays
    • Monitor inventory and stock
    • Use Microsoft Excel to prepare purchase orders
    • Prepare a resume
    • Practice job interview skills

  • Course available: Grades 10, 11 or 12
    Course length: 2 years/CDOS Eligible
    Placement: Skills
    Location: Barry Tech


  • Career Opportunities:

    Students who complete this course will be qualified to seek entry-level positions in the retail services industry that allow for continued personal and professional advancement based on their desires and abilities. Some graduates attend continuing education programs to increase their skills. Typical job titles in retail include customer service representative, sales representative, cashier, inventory clerk, store manager and stock person.

  • Work Experience Opportunities:

    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include shadow days, internships or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:

    • CVS/Pharmacy
    • DSW Shoe Warehouse
    • Joe’s Corner Store at Barry Tech
    • Trader Joe’s
    • Walgreens Co.
    • TJ Maxx
    • Old Navy
    • Home Goods

Barry Tech & GC Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814