Virtual Workshop Will Showcase Career Opportunities in the New York Cannabis Industry


Cannabis Career Institute Online (CCI Online) announced today that they are co-hosting a one-day workshop, Cannabis Business Opportunities in New York, with Rockland Community College. The workshop will showcase the full scope (from seed to sale) of business and career opportunities in the New York Cannabis Industry. The workshop will be held virtually on February 10th, 2022. The cost of admission is $219, and you can register here.

Opening remarks for the event will be delivered by Michael A. Baston, President Rockland Community College. Panels will be made up of entrepreneurs, social equity business owners, economic developers as well as municipality representatives, including Grant Valentine, Deputy Mayor for the Village of Chestnut Ridge and Consultant for New York State Cannabis Association of Minorities & Women Professionals.

Panel topics to be discussed include, Seizing Cannabis Market Expansion Opportunities: Social Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Job Creation as well as Employment & Legal, Banking/Finance, Entrepreneurial Perspectives of Owning Your Own Cannabis Business. By interacting with the extensive list of panelists, participants will gain crucial information needed to successfully enter the emerging market of recreational cannabis and the expanding medical cannabis market.

CCI Online is a partnership between Cannabis Career Institute and OnPoint Learning. Workshop moderator, Cannabis Career Institute founder and lifelong advocate of cannabis legalization and medical marijuana, Bob F. Calkin, believes by partnering with OnPoint Learning to produce this workshop and further training, we will create a powerful force in normalizing the industry. In announcing this workshop, Calkin says “we’ve come a long way from the Smoke-Ins of the 70’s and are now starting to see the widespread benefits of this amazing plant be realized. I’ve spent my career advocating for mainstream acceptance of Cannabis and now that this is occurring, I want to see those in the business start to act like an industry and focus on quality and responsible conduct.”

According to Dr. Sue Raftery, the founder and CEO of OnPoint Learning, “developing credible training for the Cannabis industry is critical. Regulators have rushed to license companies, but these licenses are more focused on integrity than competency. Regulation certifies that the product is inspected and meets agricultural quality standards, yet none exist today. We are beginning the process of having a qualified, skilled workforce behind the myriad of products being developed from Cannabis and Hemp plants.”

CCI Online is also offering an online Cannabis Fundamentals course, the first step in a series of industry- driven cannabis workforce certifications. Successful completion of the course comes with a certification via a digital badge that can be attached to resumes or a LinkedIn profile to demonstrate mastery of basic cannabis knowledge. The cost of the course is $79 for workshop attendees, a 56% discount off the regular price.

To learn more and register for the CBO workshop and course, please click here.

About Cannabis Career Institute

Founded in 2009, Cannabis Career Institute (CCI) is America’s first and premier marijuana business training center, creating the content and methodology employed across this burgeoning industry. Former CCI students are now Captains of this flourishing industry thanks to tireless advocacy of founder Robert F. Calkin. Hundreds of marijuana related businesses have grown with the help of Cannabis Career Institute and its sister company Cannajobs employment registry and Cannaworx staffing company. See more at:

About OnPoint Learning

With a vision of “Developing Skills to Rebuild the Middle Class”, online education pioneer Dr. Sue Raftery founded OnPoint Learning to deliver personalized, "earn as you learn" training at large scale. OnPoint Learning offers vocational, trade, and technical online training designed to serve today’s learners and to address the need for skilled trades workers globally. It supports workers and employers on-going training needs with a library of existing course material and the ability to customize courses within an innovative, engaging and adaptive digital learning environment See more at:

CCI Online & OnPoint Learning Contact:

Sue Raftery 419.677.9109

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