The Cannabis Education Center provides comprehensive training for those currently working or seeking positions in the cannabis industry as employees or entrepreneurs. We connect industry experts and growing businesses with a skilled workforce, and create events to educate and include the public.
The CEC has proudly partnered with Green Path Training to offer Responsible Vendor Trainer to the Cannabis Industry. Green Path Training is a a small, woman and veteran owned, CCC accredited, Massachusetts business. Our training highlights the importance of diversity and cultural competency in the cannabis industry. Our comprehensive training goes through the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission regulations, compliance practices, health, and safety standards.
The Cannabis Core program is a 12-hour educational program that provides an overview of the cannabis industry in MA and is for people looking for general knowledge as they consider a cannabis career. During four, three-hour sessions, students will interact with cannabis experts and guest speakers in reviews of the plant, various cannabis products, the endocannabinoid system, laws and prohibition, growing and plant care, labeling, packaging, testing, employment considerations, and more. This is a foundational course.
The Cannabis Education Center is a partnership of Holyoke Community College and Elevate. The CEC's mission is to create an innovative learning space for those interested in joining the cannabis workforce as an employee or entrepreneur. The Center provides the following resources: