Eastern Gateway Community College Launches Cannabis Certificates to Meet Demand for Educated Workforce

1.6 min readPublished On: June 7th, 2022By

STEUBENVILLE and YOUNGSTOWN – Eastern Gateway Community College, in collaboration with Green Flower, announced the addition of three cannabis certificates designed to provide industry-recognized skills training for those interested in a cannabis career.

Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in America, according to Business Wire and others. Green Flower, the leader in cannabis education, will offer Eastern Gateway learners the opportunity to earn Certificates of Achievement covering advanced dispensary associate skills training, cannabis manufacturing, and cultivation.

“We are excited to offer this new opportunity in an emerging industry that many Ohioans are eager to get involved in,” said Eastern Gateway President Michael Geoghegan. “Partnering with Green Flower, a trusted leader in cannabis education, will offer a gateway for our learners to accelerate their career.”

“Green Flower is thrilled to partner with EGCC to offer these three cannabis industry training courses to their students. Serving the Ohio River Valley and beyond for more than 50 years, EGCC’s commitment to accessible, high quality education through student-focused programs is a perfect fit for our cannabis education goals,” said Daniel Kalef, Green Flower’s Vice President of Higher Education.

Each certificate program takes 8-weeks to complete and is offered fully online. Students can register and begin courses at any time. Upon certificate completion, graduates will have access to Green Flower’s employer network. Courses cost $900 and are now open for enrollment.

These courses will be non-credit and offered through Eastern Gateway’s Career Accelerator department. These courses are not Title IV eligible, nor will they be covered as part of Eastern Gateway’s Gateway Guarantee or free college benefit programs. Learners will earn a Certificate of Achievement to demonstrate their successful completion of the courses and will have access to job placement services through Green Flower.

(This information is primarily sourced from Green Flower.  Highly Capitalized has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Read our Disclaimer here).

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