By: Geoff Hindmarch
The first online, SAQA accredited CANNABIS training institute in SOUTH AFRICA which has the potential to create hundreds of career opportunities for all South Africans in the new Cannabis Sector of the Economy.
With the cannabis industry booming in South Africa, many entrepreneurs are jumping onto the bandwagon with scant and often an incorrect understanding of the legalities and more importantly how Medicinal Cannabis really works.
The market is set to grow at an amazing pace and can now be guided along the correct paths with e-Learning courses in the new era of social distancing on the entire value-chain covering healthcare, agricultural and business industries. The growing and marketing of Hemp is included and is the obvious next step with licenses being much easier to access.
The Cannabis Institute has strategically partnered with several South African companies namely CannaMed, The Cannabis Oil Research Group and Sage Skills Development.
The Cannabis Institute offers SAQA accredited and NQF aligned skills programmes for future occupations and trades in the new Cannabis Sector as it evolves with government legislation and global trends.
The learning programmes are designed to meet the needs of learners who are currently involved in the Medicinal Cannabis Pharmaceutical and Horticultural field or who wish to be so in future.
The courses reflect the core needs of the Medicinal Cannabis Pharmaceutical environment. It aims to address these needs by capacitating learners with both the scientific knowledge and interpersonal skills required in the workplace. It especially takes cognisance of those learners who were previously disadvantaged and could not complete the required formal learning, by recognising the workplace as a learning environment and therefore addressing one of the key strategic objectives of the development and upliftment plans of our government as mentioned in the SONA 2020 speech.
“This year we will open up and regulate the commercial use of hemp products providing opportunities for small-scale farmers; and formulate policy on the use of cannabis products for medicinal purposes, to build this industry in line with global trends. The regulatory steps will soon be announced by the relevant ministers.”
The certificates issued will not only allow access to the Cannabis job market but may also open up opportunities for learners who wish to develop their careers in one or more of the related categories.
The timing is perfect as learners can download the application on any device (including cell phones, PCs, tablets and laptops) and can get their certificates online.