June 04 - 07, 2019
The Sheraton Seattle
Senior Director, Walmart Academies
2:35 PM Case Study Remix: Learning Reinvented: How Walmart Prepares Associates for the Retail of the Future
In 2016, Walmart launched Academies, reinventing how it trains its 1.4 million store associates. Now in its third year, Walmart plans to train 1 million associates this year alone using immersive experiences like virtual and augmented reality and mobile gaming in its 200 Academy locations and beyond. The success of the store academies has sparked a movement at Walmart, with more and more parts of the business investing in the model. Come to this session to learn from Andy Trainor, Senior Director of U.S. Academies, for insight on:
• How his team reimagined the training experience at Walmart for a workforce of 1.4 million.
• How Academies are using new technology to provide an immersive experience in a safe learning environment.
• How Academies have become a competitive advantage for Walmart.