The Curriculum

Take a look at the courses and learning paths offered through RENEW

Industry Learning Paths

RENEW trainees are placed in departments based on their interests and skillset. These trade-specific courses offer key teachings that can also be transferrable to many other positions. Trainees also have the opportunity to take elective courses in departments other than their specialty.  Online modules are taken onsite at Shop Repurpose to allow for collaboration with peers and mentors.

Retail Operations & Merchandising

Learn the processes of inventory management while gaining exposure to luxury brands. Receive training on luxury fashions, inventory management, Shopify systems, and soft skills development. 

Targeted skills include attention to detail, styling, and efficiency.

Courses Include: 

  • Defining Luxury

  • Donation Intake

  • eCommerce Management 

  • Visual Merchandising 

Digital Marketing & Social Media

Learn the fundamentals of digital marketing, social media, and content creation. Receive training on social media content creation, creating graphics on Canva, and driving successful omnichannel campaigns. 

Targeted skills include creative thinking, analytical abilities, and adaptability.

Courses Include: 

  • Branding

  • Social Media Planning

  • Graphic Design

  • PR

  • Data Analytics

eCommerce and Editorial Photography

Learn e-commerce photography techniques that focus on capturing product details and enhancing brand aesthetic, while also learning the importance of story telling through editorial photography.

Targeted skills include creative thinking, attention to detail, and organization.

Courses Include: 

  • Branding

  • eCommerce Photography

  • Editorial Photography

  • Campaign Management 

Copy & Blog Writing

Learn how to utilize SEO and other techniques for effective communication to create compelling content for marketing and storytelling purposes. Become skilled in killed in persuasive copy and engaging blog content.

Targeted skills include creative thinking, analytical abilities, writing under a brand identity.

Courses Include: 

  • Branding

  • Basic of Journalism 

  • Writing and Finishing a Blog

  • Social Media Planning

Upcycling Design

Create one of a kind up-cycled garments that make a positive impact by reducing waste. Get training on luxury clothing, repairs, alterations, garment deconstruction, and garment reconstruction.

Targeted skills include creative thinking, fashion design, and technical sewing. 

Courses Include: 

  • Defining Luxury 

  • Repairs and Alterations

  • Design

  • Deconstruction & Reconstruction

Management & Entrepreneurship

Learn the fundamentals of  business strategy, financial management, marketing, and leadership by working directly with the Shop Repurpose management team. Engage in all areas of the business to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur. 

Targeted skills include attention to detail, creativity, adaptability, and resilience.

Courses Include: 

  • Branding

  • Management

  • Business Plans 

  • Funding

Core Learning & Individual Development

Accessible to all, Core Learning and Individual Development courses foster personal and professional development both within the program and beyond, creating well rounded individuals that are prepared to enter the workforce and engage with the community.


  • About Shop Repurpose

  • Culture & Core Values

  • Expectations & Logistics

Phase I: During The Program

  • Goals

  • Intrapreneurial Skills

  • Mindfulness & Balance

Phase II: Beyond The Program

  • Job Search & Applications

  • Netowrking

  • Financial Literacy