GCA and HTA partnership on e-learning

In a move to help provide greater access to industry training opportunities a partnership has been developed between the GCA and HTA, to allow HTA members to access the GCA GROW (Garden Retail Online Workshops) e-learning package.

The package will be available to those HTA members, that are not GCA members, at a preferential rate for an unlimited number of users for an annual subscription fee.

The GROW Package has over 90 training modules on all aspects of retail, customer service, horticulture, health and safety and food hygiene with units are being added all the time. Each module should take less than half an hour to complete.

This complements the HTA Academy launched last year which provides garden retailers with choice on how they wish to receive training, be it eLearning, workbook or workshop. Focusing initially on the principles in Horticulture retail subjects including customer service, visual merchandising and plant area care provide sales assistants with industry standard training.

HTA chief executive Carol Paris commented: ?We are delighted to be able to announce this partnership to provide greater access to training for all of our member businesses. Working alongside our HTA Academy resource this will really help to provide the sector with a suite of options.?

Iain Wylie, GCA chief executive added: ?This a fantastic opportunity for the GCA and HTA to collaborate to bring benefits to our industry. GROW as existing users will know is a great resource to deliver staff training. The flexibility offered by GROW helps the individual users and their garden centre employers business.?

For?further information, please contact GCA on info@gca.org.uk

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