Cannabis Career Fair
Attendees will be granted access to a new virtual job board specific to the cannabis industry
Holyoke Community College will host a Cannabis Career Fair on Wed., Nov. 10, at the HCC Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development, where individuals interested in working in the cannabis industry will have the opportunity to talk about job openings in person with representatives from area cannabis companies.
The fair, "Cultivating an Industry," will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the PeoplesBank Conference Room on the third floor of the Kittredge Center. It is sponsored by the Cannabis Education Center, a partnership between HCC and Elevate Northeast, and MCR Labs, a marijuana testing facility in Framingham.
The fair is free and open to anyone looking for a job in the cannabis industry, which had surpassed $1 billion in sales in Massachusetts in October 2020, after its first four years.
"There are a lot of jobs that go along with a billion dollars in industry activity," said Jeff Hayden, HCC's vice president for Business and Community Services.
So far, 10 cannabis employers have committed to the fair: from Holyoke – Boston Bud Factory, Canna Provisions, Holyoke Cannabis, and My Analytics Lab; from Chicopee – Mass Alternative Care, and Theory Wellness; from Northampton – NETA, Resinate, and Truelieve; from Easthampton – INSA.
Attendees will be granted access to a new virtual job board specific to the cannabis industry.
Please note: Masks are required in all HCC buildings regardless of vaccination status. To maintain social distancing, only 50 people will be allowed in the conference room at a time, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
To register for the fair, please go to: hcc.edu/canna-fair
The CEC will run its next Cannabis Core training programs Nov. 9- 17 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m.) and Nov. 28-Dec. 20 (Mondays from 6-9 p.m.), and a Cannabis Cultivation Assistant training course Nov. 13-Dec. 4.
To register for those programs, please visit: hcc.edu/cannabis-core
The Cannabis Education Center is a partnership between HCC and Elevate Northeast and based out of HCC's Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development. Elevate Northeast is a Massachusetts-based, women-founded 501(c)(3) nonprofit, created to support the Northeast U.S.A.'s growing cannabis industry through workforce training, education and advocacy.
More information on these and other cannabis industry programs can be found on the Cannabis Education Center's website - cannabiseducationcenter.org or by calling 413-552-2320.