Jun 11, 2024
Baker College launches cannabis certificate programs

Baker College expands its academic offerings for individuals interested in future-focused industries with the addition of three cannabis certificates designed to provide job skills training for those interested in a cannabis career.

MJBiz Daily reports Michigan retailers sold more than $3 billion in adult-use and medical products in 2023. To address the critical need for workers in the industry, Baker has partnered with Green Flower to offer these in-demand programs, which will cover: advanced dispensary associate skills training, cannabis manufacturing and cultivation.

“Baker College is committed to providing avenues for success and advancement in various industries across Michigan. We are beginning to offer non-credit-bearing programs for continuing education, workforce development and lifelong learning opportunities. With the addition of these cannabis certificates, we aim to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in this sector. Our partnership with Green Flower ensures students receive top-quality education and training to excel in this fast-growing industry,” said Jacqui Spicer, president and CEO.

Each certificate program takes 9 weeks to complete and is offered fully online. Registration is open now. Upon certificate completion, graduates will have access to Green Flower’s employer network.

“Green Flower is proud to partner with Baker College to offer our three cannabis industry training programs. This collaboration highlights Baker College’s commitment to innovation and providing accessible education. As the cannabis sector booms in Michigan, these programs meet the demand for skilled professionals in retail, extraction, cultivation, and product development,” said Daniel Kalef, Green Flower chief growth officer. “By equipping students with expertise in material handling, quality control, patient care, and more, we’re ensuring the industry’s sustainable growth. Together, we’re shaping a well-trained workforce for the future of cannabis in Michigan and beyond.”

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