Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Partners With Green Flower To Offer Cannabis Industry Training Courses

Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Partners With Green Flower To Offer Cannabis Industry Training Courses
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Here’s the press release. Green Flower are rolling these agreements out on a weekly basis at the moment Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Community Education has partnered with Green Flower, a California-based leading cannabis education company, to offer three not-for-credit certificate courses beginning July 19. The programs focus on various aspects of the industry, with courses centered on Advanced Cultivation Technician, Advanced Manufacturing Agent, and Advanced Dispensary Associate training. Each course will provide participants with knowledge, skills and abilities to help them excel in their chosen field of specialization. The eight-week courses are designed for participants who prefer a flexible online format. They are offered in an asynchronous, self-paced format with lessons structured in weekly modules. “The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing sources of employment in America and this includes southwest Riverside County,” said Janice Mrkonjic, MSJC’s Interim Director of Workforce & Economic Development. “After interviewing industry leaders, I identified their needs for a skilled workforce in the areas of cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensary.” The partnership between MSJC and Green Flower will help participants gain the skills they need to succeed in the workforce. “MSJC’s commitment to transform learners, communities, and lives is directly aligned with Green Flower’s progressive and strategic approach to deliver cannabis industry-centric educational programs,” Mrkonjic said. The cannabis industry is booming. In Riverside County, taxable cannabis sales increased from $264.19 million in 2020 to $374.18 million in 2021, according to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. That’s a 41.6 percent rise in just one year. The not-for-credit courses will be offered through the MSJC Contract and Community Education department. Upon completion of each course, participants will earn a Certificate of Completion and gain access to Green Flower’s career portal as well as the college’s online job board, JobSpeaker, which allows local employers to post job openings. “Green Flower is honored to be partnering…

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