Baker College Launches New Cannabis Certificate Programs in Partnership with Green Flower

April 3rd, 2024 Safety & Education
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Baker College is expanding its curriculum to include the burgeoning field of cannabis by introducing three new certificate programs aimed at equipping individuals with the skills necessary for a career in the cannabis industry. This initiative comes as Michigan's cannabis market experiences significant growth, with over $3 billion in sales from both adult-use and medical cannabis products in 2023, averaging $305 per capita—the highest in the nation. Recognizing the increasing demand for skilled workers in this sector, Baker College has partnered with Green Flower, a leading provider of cannabis education, to offer specialized training in areas such as advanced dispensary operations, cannabis manufacturing, and cultivation.

Dr. Jacqui Spicer, President and CEO of Baker College, expressed the institution's dedication to fostering career advancement in various fields across Michigan. "By launching these non-credit programs for Continuing Education, we're addressing the need for professional development and lifelong learning opportunities in the cannabis industry. Our collaboration with Green Flower ensures our students receive the highest quality education and training, preparing them for success in this rapidly expanding market," Spicer commented.

The certificate programs, which can be completed in just nine weeks, are delivered entirely online, providing flexible learning options for students. Registration is currently open, and Baker College is offering an introductory discount of $150 on classes with the promotional code BAKERFIRST until June 17th. Graduates of these programs will also gain access to Green Flower's extensive network of employers in the cannabis industry.

Daniel Kalef, Chief Growth Officer at Green Flower, lauded the partnership with Baker College, highlighting the college's innovative approach to education and commitment to making learning accessible. "As the cannabis industry continues to flourish in Michigan, our training programs are specifically designed to fill the gap for competent professionals in key areas like retail, extraction, cultivation, and product development. We're committed to providing students with comprehensive training in material handling, quality control, and patient care, among other skills, to support the industry's sustainable growth and ensure a well-prepared workforce for Michigan's cannabis future," Kalef said.

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