Castle Worldwide, Inc. Partners with the National Retail Federation
Foundation and Greater Business Solutions Global to Reshape the Chinese
Castle Worldwide, Inc. partners with Greater Business Solutions Global of Beijing, China, an
affiliate of the Chinese Chamber of International Commerce, in collaboration with the National
Retail Federation Foundation, to design, develop, and deliver retail training and certification
examinations in China.
(PRWEB) January 17, 2010 -- Castle Worldwide, Inc., a leading provider of assessment and education consulting
services, signed a cooperative agreement with Greater Business Solutions Global of Beijing, China (GBS Global),
an affiliate of the Chinese Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), to design, develop, and deliver retail
training and certification examinations in China created in collaboration with the National Retail Federation
Foundation (NRF Foundation). The courseware and examinations will target corporate employers, vocational
students, and graduates of university retail programs. Design and development activities are underway for three
tiered training and examination programs. The first program, Retail Operations Management, will be available to
Chinese candidates beginning in December of 2009.
Castle joined with its long standing business partner, the NRF Foundation, to provide GBS Global and Chinese
retail professionals with the highest quality retail knowledge and certification testing. The NRF Foundation’s
national retail standards are being used in the development of national standards for China. US-based retail
experts from the NRF Foundation and workforce development and testing experts from Castle recently traveled to
Beijing in December 2009 to launch the first program, Retail Operations Management across China.
“Currently, the retail industry in China is growing rapidly despite a shortage of well-trained retail store managers
at all levels. This shortage and the lack of first-class training for existing and potential employee