SUNY FMCC to offer classes in growing cannabis industry
SUNY Fulton-Montgomery Community College is the first in the region to offer cannabis certificates. The idea is to train students for jobs in a growing industry, after New York legalized recreational marijuana.
The college will be offering two new individual studies certificates in the cannabis field: Cultivation Technician, for growing plants, and
Cannabis Laboratory Technician, which will train students in the manufacturing side.
Students will get hands-on training.
The college is partnering with Vireo Health and Goodness Growth Holdings, which has a facility a couple of miles away.
Vireo has plans to expand and add jobs in Johnstown as the industry around the country grows. New York allows adult use, in addition to medical marijuana.
The expansion means a growing need for trained employees.
Students get a chance to figure out if they like the work while earning credits. The company gets a chance to fill jobs.
Students must be 21 years old to work in the cannabis industry.
Learn more about what’s in the curriculum by watching the video of Kumi Tucker’s story.