The "training program" at Walmart is one of those things in life where you can only get out what you put in. Training at Walmart consists of CBL'S and PATHWAYS, which are computer based training/learning videos. Some are interactive, some are not, and some even have quizzes that you'll have to pass before you can move on. This part of training can take 6-12 hours, but you will be learning how to work a register, so remember, it's not useless. In the second part of training, you'll be directed to a register with a cashier, where you'll then begin shadowing and learning hands-on.
The training for a Home/Apparel Associate was mostly on the computer. I spent a week learning about Walmart’s employee regulations and what my job would entail. After a week I was put on the floor with a seasoned employee to show me the ropes. After 3 days in apparel I was switched to the home department which was mostly stocking shelves and zoning.