In Minnesota's growing cannabis industry, it helps to have a "higher" education. Saint Paul College is now offering certification programs to give prospective employees a competitive edge.

After recreational cannabis was legalized on Aug. 1, it opened up a whole new world of job opportunities for Minnesotans. That's where Saint Paul College says they can help. Program Manager, Brady Malecha, says they're helping prospective cannabis industry employees build their skillset.

"We're trying to take away as many barriers as we can for folks to get into this field," said Malecha, "We are looking to help, not only inspire, but train that next level of workforce for the cannabis industry, as the industry evolves and starts to grow."

"We just opened all three of those certificate courses last week, and it's what we call 'rolling enrollment,' so anyone can come and sign up at any point now," said Malecha.