Hi, my name is Sam, and I am a small Outdoors Industry Retailer: Our family business is LUE Outdoors. We work with small brands (breaking) in(to) the Outdoors Industry. We also work with many Colorado brands as our home base is in Colorado.
While I have been to school for Business, being in the Outdoors Industry requires some extra knowledge. Knowledge that will help me grow our family business, help our family and business be better environmental stewards, and help grow the small businesses we work with.
The Outdoors Industry Association has Outdoors Industry Certificate Programs through Western Colorado University and Utah State University: As everyone knows, school is expensive, and I cannot afford it because all of our money is wrapped up in the business. However, we want to further my education in the Outdoors Industry for the above reasons.
"The Outdoor Industry Business Certificate (OIBC) is a first of its kind program that brings together OIA’s deep industry knowledge with universities’ world-class faculty to provide online, self-paced, non-credit certificates that address critical outdoor industry topics.
The OIBC program is a suite of certificates offered through our accredited university partners. By pursuing a certificate, you will take three specified courses that allow you to build fluency in an outdoor industry-focused topic. The topics were chosen and the courses developed with industry input to ensure that the knowledge you receive in the online classroom is readily applicable in the outdoor business world." - Outdoors Industry Association
I would like to go through the Sustainable Product Design and Supply Chain Certificate Program through Utah State University and the Responsible Business In The Outdoors Industry Certificate Program through Western Colorado University.
The classes cost $600.00 each (each certificate program consists of three courses, a total of six courses for both certificates), plus required materials and school supplies.
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