CCI has launched a training division to address the need for high quality, practical training in the cannabis industry. The Executive Director, Jim Pelton and I bring over two decades of experience working in post secondary and industry training. We are looking to engage industry experts (both from CCI and from the industry at large) in the development of workforce training. We are currently planning a series of development sessions and have invited key individuals from various LPs to help determine what the training will enable people to DO. We will still include theory in our courses, but the primary focus is on competencies and the development qualified people who are ready able to work effectively in their designated roles. Successful students will receive a micro-credential indicating they have achieved competency in that field of study. Our goal is to have these micro-credentials be recognized as the industry standard meeting the needs of the emerging global cannabis workforce.