Promoting and protecting the independent, community-focused grocery industry and its suppliers.


Programs


The Retail Management Certificate Program

This retail specific certificate is typically earned in 2 years and can be taken at several locations throughout Washington and/or online. WFIA and the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) both offer scholarship programs to help students cover the costs of tuition and many of our member retailers will chip in for employees to attend this highly recommended program as well. 

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Supermarket Management Class 2.0 

This program is designed for passionate supermarket people and will dive into practical solutions for both the common, and more challenging, problems operators experience in their stores each day. 

Class runs from May 8th-11th in Chicago Illinois. Click here for a flyer on the program.

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Food Industry Management Program

This 14 week course at the University of Southern California grants students 16 academic college credits and covers an array of food industry management subjects. Tuition to this program is covered by the Western Association of Food Chains for qualified applicants and WFIA scholarships are available to help with housing costs and supplemental materials.

Upcoming Program
Orientation: Friday, January 4th, 2019
Program Dates: January 7th – April 23, 2019

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Food Industry Executive Program

This 4 day intensive course at the University of Southern California is designed for those with managerial experience in the food industry with the intention of moving on to executive leadership positions. The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) and WFIA have scholarships available for this targeted enrichment program.

Upcoming Programs: 
September 17, 2018 - September 20, 2018
March 11, 2019 - March 14, 2019
September 16, 2019 - September 19, 2019

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Portland State University - Today's Managers: Tomorrow's Leaders

This program features a practical, solution-oriented approach to management issues. The emphasis is on interaction using case studies, role-playing, team discussions, and lectures.

Program begins on February 24, 2019

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Western Association of Food Chains


 

IGA Coca-Cola Institute

 

 

 

 

USC Marshall School of Business


For more information email foundation@wa-food-ind.org or call 360-753-5177.

Washington Food Industry Association

P.O. Box 706

1415 Harrison Ave NW, Suite 101

Olympia, WA 98502

Tel: 360-753-5177

Email: info@wa-food-ind.org



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