Sacramento Based Training Program Prepares Career Professionals
SACRAMENTO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 6, 2020 / Kolas University announced today that since its inception in May of 2019 it has trained more than 270 people on the fundamentals of legal cannabis. The rigorous program is intended to educate an understanding of cannabis for those planning to work in the sector - ultimately seeking to remove its negative stigma and teaching about the positive impact cannabis can have in local communities.
"We really believe in the power of this program to responsibly educate on cannabis in a time where there is still so much negative information and press," says Dana Caylor, Training and Education Director for Kolas University. "By using interactive and participatory techniques through knowledge-centric workshops, we're providing tools that setup people and communities for success."
Caylor estimates that more than 50% of its graduates are from minority groups including African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanics. Additionally, the program has trained several people with disabilities. Outreach for recruiting is conducted in multiple ways including digital mediums and professional networking through local minority chambers of commerces.
"I believe the cannabis industry is the next big business boom in the United States and historically the black community has been last to join when new sector opportunities are developing," notes Jay King, President and CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce. "With the partnership we are building with Kolas, we can make sure the black community is part of this new historical moment in American business."
In addition to offering training, Kolas has also made a commitment to give back to the Sacramento community. Since its start, the program has donated to the Downtown Streets Team and are currently doing a food drive for WEAVE, Inc. Additionally, Kolas is the main sponsor of this year's Wide Open Walls mural festival. The training program plans to officially move by the end of the year to a new location on G Street in Sacramento, the site of the former TC Printing company.
"We believe it's important to provide educational opportunities for all future and current employees in the cannabis industry," says Garib Karapetyan, CEO of Kolas. "Kolas University sets a high bar in the quality of training so that customers can have the highest level of customer service and product information in an ever-changing and complex industry. We are really excited about our new building on G Street, as it will provide better accessibility to the midtown and downtown community."
The Kolas University certification program consists of four participatory workshops with three course options including full certification and customized leadership programs. Those interested in learning more or signing-up for classes should visit www.kolasuniversity.com. Participants must be 21 or over.
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