There are plenty of cannabis stores opening in B.C. these days, and they need employees.
Okanagan College sensed an opportunity, and will soon be offering a course for those looking to get into the industry. The college is launching an online course called Recreational Cannabis Retail Sales on Feb. 17.
“Legal retail cannabis has been slow to roll out in B.C., but it is gaining momentum,” said Christopher Simpson, a business manager who is opening Shire Green Cannabis in Prince George. “Because the industry is privately funded, it’s important that companies get things right the first time. That translates to skyrocketing opportunities for skilled workers.”
Since cannabis was only legalized in Canada in October 2018, it’s tough to tell potential employers you have experience in the cannabis industry. This course will provide the training required.
“This course is designed from the point of view of a manager of a licensed cannabis retail store,” Simpson. “Hiring managers are looking for strong candidates with a demonstrated interest in self-education.
“The training at Okanagan College is intended to provide students with the skills and knowledge that will help them stand out and succeed within cannabis retail sales.”