To meet that demand and prepare for industry growth, Kent State University has begun offering four new cannabis-related certificate programs in business, health care, compliance and agriculture.
The university has teamed up with the California-based Green Flower, which specializes in cannabis training and education programs, to offer the certificates.
“This is an important opportunity for Kent State University to collaborate with a recognized private education provider for training related to the emerging cannabis industry,” said Peggy Shadduck, Kent State’s vice president for regional campuses and dean of the College of Applied and Technical Studies, in a news release. “These on-demand online certificate programs will enable individuals to develop specialized knowledge and skills related to the cannabis industry at their own pace.
“Trained professionals are needed to fill the jobs that are being created now and that will be created in the future,” Shadduck added.