Midtown Manhattan's LIM College is to offer Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Professional Studies degrees in The Business of Cannabis. The College today announced it has been chosen to collaborate with the Association of Cannabis Workers (ACW) Local Union 420 to offer a special four-week, online Cannabis Industry Fundamentals course for ACW members.
The course, which is expected to begin in early March, will cover the history and current state of the cannabis industry, career paths in cannabis, marketing cannabis products, understanding consumers, regulations and compliance, and supply chain considerations.
Taught by Michael Zaytsev, who is an industry expert and academic director of cannabis degree programs at LIM College, Cannabis Industry Fundamentals will include readings, lectures, discussion, and written assignments. The course is fully online, and students can complete their work when it is convenient for them.
Participants will also be invited to exclusive on-campus LIM College events and virtual sessions where they can network with potential employers and others who share their interest in the cannabis industry. Tuition is $750, and LIM College will provide a certificate of completion for those who complete the course.
The collaboration between LIM College and ACW Local 420 is timely. According to Leafly, America's total annual legal cannabis revenue is expected to reach $45 billion by 2025, and it is projected that more than 100,000 new jobs will be created during the next five years in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area alone according to CannabizTeam's Tri-State 2022 Cannabis Industry Salary Guide.
"LIM College is a pioneer in cannabis education, and our decision to collaborate with them will help us ensure that ACW Local 420 members have access to the cannabis industry's best training, jobs, and wages. Taking this course is a great first step on a career path that is expected to provide tremendous opportunities," said ACW Local 420 President Josh Gottlieb.
"The cannabis industry offers a wide variety of job opportunities, including positions in sales and marketing, branding and social media, retail management, product development, manufacturing and operations management, compliance, supply chain, and logistics, and more," noted Zaytsev.
Continued Zaytsev, "The cannabis industry needs graduates who can hit the ground running with in-depth knowledge of the unique nature of the business. LIM is leading the way in readying students who will have cannabis-specific knowledge and credentials in hand, putting them head and shoulders above others entering the industry. We are very pleased to collaborate with ACW Local 420 to offer this opportunity to its members."
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