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September 15–20th at Louie M. Martini Winery in St. Helena, California, USA

(Sponsored by E&J Gallo Winery)


October 6–10th at Connecticut Association of Schools in Cheshire, Conneticut, USA

(Sponsored by E&J Gallo Winery)

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Access our online training classes on Go.Learn,
a new app that gives you access to all the Institute
courses from your mobile phone!

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Please note, the Institute is working to make all new courses mobile friendly, however traditional
courses developed for a desktop experience may not be visually appealing within the mobile app. Video-based courses,
such as Learning Leader Series - Strategies to Improve Retention, offer the best mobile experience.

New Course!
Top 5 Energy Savers

The GSC proudly presents its Top 5 Energy Savers, highlighting
five easy operational practices that can save your grocery store
up to $15,000 USD per year.

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Food Safety Manager Training

Food Safety Manager Training

We have developed food and safety online courses that are meant to prepare you

for the Food Safety Manager Training Certification ANSI certified exam.

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Independent Grocers: The Future of Employee Training is Here

As the voice of the independent, the National Grocers Association has provided education and learning options for our members through our wide array of collection of educational conferences, events and research for over 29 years. As we look to the future, and continue to build on these offerings finding ways to make them more accessible to our retail members nationwide, we are proud to present a new, convenient learning resource for you and your employees: The N.G.A. Online Training and Education Center.

About Us

The N.G.A. Online Training and Education Center is a people development organization supported by The Coca-Cola Company. As an educational organization, it serves more than 40 companies with blended training programs that include 150+ industry-specific online courses divided into nine different libraries. The N.G.A. Online Training and Education Center also provides retailers and associations with their own branded online corporate universities.

What Makes The N.G.A. Online Training and Education Center Unique?

New Courses

Deli Clerk 1 – Food Slicer

The food slicer is one of the most recognized pieces of equipment in the deli department. Not surprising, as deli clerks use it throughout their shift to fill customer orders. However, to use any piece of equipment safely, you must familiarize yourself with it and how to use it. In this course, you’ll learn about a food slicer — specifically its components and the proper way to operate and clean one.

Deli Clerk 2 – Equipment

In the deli department, you will use many different types of equipment to prep, cook and hold prepared foods. Some of this equipment is easy to use, while some may require special attention. Always follow your store’s policy when handling and operating equipment. In this course, you’ll learn about commonly used equipment and the purpose it serves within the deli department.

Deli Clerk 3 – Display Cases

Display cases, located within your store’s deli area, showcase a wide array of cold or hot products. Cases may be either full-service, requiring the assistance of a trained associate to fill a customer’s order, or self-service, allowing the customer to pick and choose from the products available. In this course, you’ll learn about full and self-service cases, and how they keep displayed food safe for consumption.