Amandeep Kaur always had dreams beyond her small village in India. Even as a child, she wanted to break social norms. She didn’t want to marry at a young age. She didn’t want to depend on a husband. She wanted to learn skills to become self-reliant.
The Bharti Walmart training center in Amritsar opened the doors for Amandeep to do just that. After coming across a pamphlet for the center, she learned that as a trainee, she would receive a 100% scholarship to learn retail and wholesale skills, as well as the chance of a job at the conclusion of the program.
Just as she had dreamed, Amandeep began carving out a career for herself by enrolling in the center. It wasn’t long before her zeal for learning caught the eye of the center’s managers.
“I noticed distinct improvement in her confidence and abilities to interact and communicate with people,” said Monika Mehra, the training center head.
Today, Amandeep is a sales associate at Amritsar’s Best Price wholesale store, where she uses her new skills in retail, wholesale, communications and product knowledge to serve her customers.
And many others like Amandeep are finding similar success through the Bharti Walmart training opportunity, a part of our job training and education program. We’re taking already-successful retail training programs and scaling them to help 200,000 women internationally.
At the Bharti Walmart center, more than 8,000 students have been certified to date, and more than 3,000 are now using their skills to build a career in retail.