Green Flower, a California-based education company focused on the cannabis industry, announced four new online certificate programs in partnership with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
These certificate programs focus on the cannabis industry in four areas; business, law and policy, agriculture and horticulture, and healthcare and medicine. Offered in an online format and open to anyone over the age 18, the programs are designed to help students gain industry-specific knowledge and experience related to the rapidly developing industry. WPI is the first Massachusetts higher education institution to partner with Green Flower to offer the programs.
"Green Flower is thrilled to announce the launch of our partnership with WPI to offer education programs related to the legal cannabis industry," said Daniel Kalef, Vice President of Higher Education University Partnerships at Green Flower. "We appreciate WPI working with us to expand opportunities in the cannabis industry for students in Worcester and beyond," said Kalef.
Massachusetts generated $1.65 billion in total cannabis sales last year, supporting more than 27,000 legal cannabis jobs. According to the Leafly 2021 Jobs Report, Massachusetts has the fifth largest cannabis jobs market in the country. In the US, cannabis jobs are projected to increase by 250 percent by 2028, making it the fastest-growing industry in the nation.
Each certificate program consists of three eight-week courses and takes six months to complete. Expert instructors with experience in the cannabis industry lead the courses and are selected, vetted, and provided by Green Flower.
The programs are now open for enrollment with classes starting on September 5. The cost is $2,950 per program, with payment plans and financing options available to provide the highest degree of affordability possible to all students.
Upon completion of a cannabis certificate program, students will receive a digital badge credential issued by The Green Flower Institute and Worcester Polytechnic University. Students will also receive access to Green Flower's employer network.