Learn in-demand skills for a career in retail

The Retail Pay$ Online Skills Academy offers fully sponsored programs at no cost to you by Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas to help you advance your retail career, earn more money, and build a better life.


Online, mobile-friendly learning provides you access to courses 24/7, allowing you to learn when and where you want.


Programs are developed around the skills needs of leading retailers in Dallas to align with employment opportunities.


Accredited programs are offered by Penn Foster, a leading online education provider with over 150K students each year.


Comprehensive support is offered online and offline via dedicated success coaches, faculty, and peers to ensure your success.

For assistance getting started in your program call our Success Coach team at
1-800-522-8250. (Mon-Fri 8-5 pm EST)


About RetailPay$

In response to the increased need for talent in the retail industry, WFSDallas has partnered with Walmart to launch the Retail Pay$ Online Skills Academy, a skills training program powered by Penn Foster and offered at no cost to you.

By enrolling in Retail Pay$, you will have the opportunity to learn the skills you need to launch and accelerate your retail career. Offered online and accessible on any mobile device, these programs are designed to provide you with the flexibility to learn at home or on the go, at a pace that’s right for you.

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Why should I enroll in Retail Pay$?

Retail Pay$ is an employer and industry-recognized skills training program offered at no cost to you by WFSDallas to help retail employees and jobseekers learn new skills and advance their retail careers. You should enroll in Retail Pay$ to gain the necessary skills to begin a career in retail, or build upon your current retail skills to pursue a better job and earn more money.

Which program is the right one for me?

The program that's right for you will depend on where you currently are in your retail career and which skills you want to learn. For those who are just starting out or prefer to learn more basic foundational skills, the Career Fundamentals courses are likely the best fit for you. For current retail employees looking to gain new skills in order to pursue better jobs in retail, the Retail Skills Development courses may be a good fit. For employees who have worked in the retail industry for some time and plan to pursue retail management roles, Retail Leadership Development courses are available.

How many courses can I enroll in?

While you must complete the enrollment form for each program you are interested in, you are able to enroll in as many courses as you'd like. Finished earning your high school diploma through Penn Foster High School and now want to learn retail-specific skills? No problem. Completed a course on basic retail skills and now want to pursue a retail management position? Go for it! Started a program that doesn't seem like the right fit and want to try another? Just fill out the enrollment form again and you're ready to go!

How much do I have to pay to enroll in Retail Pay$?

Nothing at all. Retail Pay$ is a fully sponsored program, brought to you by WFSDallas, meaning there is no cost to you to enroll.

How do I access the courses?

All courses are offered online via Penn Foster's mobile-optimized skills training platform. Course content can be accessed on any computer or laptop with an internet connection, on tablets or on any of your personal mobile devices.

What is the benefit to taking the courses online?

Utilizing Penn Foster's online skills training platform has many benefits. The online delivery of course content makes it easy to access the courses anywhere you have an internet connection, and eliminates the need for expensive textbooks or other printed classroom materials. Furthermore, you're able to use the online platform to learn and complete the courses on your own time and at a pace that's flexible to your schedule. Need to stop and come back to it later? No problem – your progress will be saved, and you can pick up right where you left off when you return.

What kind of support will I receive in this program?

Students enrolled in these courses will receive comprehensive motivational and academic support from Penn Foster faculty & staff, including dedicated Success Coaches and access to Penn Foster's robust Student Community. Penn Foster's Success Coaching team is comprised of high-achieving, inspirational individuals who form a customizable approach to help students achieve success. Students will also receive personalized email and text outreach throughout the courses and can call Penn Foster's live support staff at any time. WFSDallas and your employer are also available to provide support and answer any questions you may have about Retail Pay$.