Assiniboine to offer online program preparing for careers in cannabis industry

Pair of hands pictured, paying for cannabis

Business and career opportunities within Canada’s cannabis industry are expanding. In response to the growth of this sector and increasing labour needs, Assiniboine is partnering with Durham College to offer an online Cannabis Industry Specialization program.

“Assiniboine works to prepare the labour force for new and developing labour needs and the cannabis industry is an excellent example of this,” said Diane Shamray, Vice President, International. “With new consumer demand comes a demand for knowledgeable, trained workers and exciting career opportunities in this field.”

The part-time online program has been designed in partnership with industry leaders to provide participants with crucial insights into the complexity of this developing field. Throughout the program, learners will become familiar with industry-specific operations and supply chain management as well as the ethical considerations of medical and recreational cannabis use.

Along with learning the fundamentals of cannabis business operations, students will gain valuable insights into the plant’s chemistry and the regulatory framework surrounding this industry.

“This program will create a foundation of knowledge that can help pave the way to a career in the cannabis industry,” said Shamray.

Career paths in the cannabis industry can include positions in quality management, marketing and risk management.

The online format will include video sessions, coursework and quizzes. To receive a document of achievement, students will complete four courses and five micro-courses (equivalent to one course).

To learn more about the Cannabis Industry Specialization program, visit