Cannabis courses target new job market


Al Unwin, associate dean of Niagara College’s School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies, and Denzil Rose, a student in Niagara College’s greenhouse technician program, work in the college’s greenhouse.

An article posted by the Toronto Star on March 15 highlights Niagara College’s Commercial Cannabis Production program, Canada’s first-ever post-secondary credential program, to launch in September 20018.

The article focuses on how Canada’s legalization of marijuana looks set to spark demand for particular skill sets.

It notes the strong demand for Niagara College’s program and interest from applicants, with more than 300 applications for a mere 24 spots in the first cohort of the program. The article also includes comments from Al Unwin, associate dean of the college’s School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies about the quality of applicants.

View it here.

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