Union College of Union County, New Jersey, continues to expand its training programs for students interested in future-focused industries. The college announced the addition of three non-credit cannabis certificate programs designed to provide job skills training for those interested in a cannabis career.

To address the critical need for workers in the industry, Union has partnered with Green Flower, a leader in cannabis education, to offer these in-demand training programs, focusing on retail specialist training, cannabis extraction and product development, and cultivation.

“The cannabis field is a rapidly growing industry. With the legalization of recreational marijuana use in New Jersey, it is important to educate our community on the process of producing and selling cannabis products in a legal and ethical way,” stated Union’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin. “The partnership with Green Flower will provide our students the tools to learn about the cannabis industry and the many ways to pursue a career with the use of Green Flower’s network.”

“Green Flower is thrilled to be partnering with Union College of Union County, New Jersey, to offer our three cannabis industry training certificate programs. As the cannabis industry continues to grow and evolve, leaders from the college looked to find ways for students to become qualified to work in cannabis retail, extraction and product development, and agriculture environments. The growth of New Jersey’s cannabis industry will be due, in large part, to a well-trained workforce,” said Daniel Kalef, Executive Vice President of Higher Education for Green Flower.

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