A quality education must be current and relevant to deliver value to the business, its customers and its employees. With the store owner in mind, AMPC established an institution of higher learning to create a structured format to provide a method of informed success. A trial and error, mistake oriented process to an education is expensive and dangerous. AMPC sought to eliminate that by founding the Retail Shipping Institute.

RSi — Retail Shipping Institute is a division of AMPC with a Board of Trustees appointed by the Board of Directors to oversee the education of AMPC members and the curriculum of RSi. Classes are held at events and at our campus in Rockford, Illinois. Most popular are the FasTrac class for new store owners and the SuccessTrac program for experienced owners.

Classes consist of Certified Core MPC Skills Classes which are required and a comprehensive offering of Elective Classes. Each class is assigned credit hours that count toward a Masters in Retail Shipping Management degree.

Master of Retail Shipping Management Degree Program

Associated Mail & Parcel Center's Retail Shippers Institute (RSi®) education offerings are designed to deliver on our mission to maximize the success of our members through a disciplined study program that leads to a recognized degree in the mail and parcel industry. These classes are designed to help mail and parcel centers be more profitable and to inspire leadership and achievement within the retail shipping community. We promise to deliver exceptional education experiences and essential tools that will provide opportunities for your success.

The degree on the wall of your store elicits trust from your customers and represents the work, sacrifice, and treasure you willing gave to become professional and recognized.

Charmaine M. Fennie Scholarship

The Charmaine M. Fennie Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in memory of the owner and president of Associated Mail and Parcel Centers, Inc. Mrs. Fennie was an accomplished business leader, musician and writer. Her leadership of the national trade association for the Mail and Parcel industry spanned a decade and provided a legacy of industry improvements and innovations. Her ability to effectively communicate and interject humor in all aspects of the human condition have forever endeared her in the hearts of thousands of independent retail shipping center operators across the country. Her memory and our appreciations for her contributions are aptly served through this scholarship program and its investment in future generations.

AMPC members, their employees and dependents can apply for scholarship funds to be applied towards the recipient's pursuit of a higher education.

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