The Cannabis Education Center provides skilled workforce training to prepare our students for lucrative careers in the cannabis industry, public education events around opportunities and entrepreneurship, and social equity training through the state's Cannabis Control Commission's program.
Our next virtual core curriculum session is scheduled for Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21 and is required before students can register for classes in our four career tracks (scroll down!).
A Patient Service Assistant works at a cannabis dispensary and interacts with patients and customers, answers questions, and provides the correct information for registered cannabis patients, caregivers, and customers making purchases.
A Cultivation Assistant assists the cannabis grow team with the activities of cultivating cannabis in all areas of the grow operation.
An Extraction Technician has the skills to support safely extracting useful molecular components from cannabis and hemp using various techniques, including both solvent and solventless extractions such as carbon dioxide, ethanol, hydrocarbons, and more.
A Culinary Assistant is responsible for a variety of cooking, baking, and infusing cannabis- or hemp-based products with extracts.
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: