Bergen Community College (BCC) launched new workforce development programs aimed at equipping students with the skills needed to establish themselves in New Jersey’s burgeoning legalized cannabis industry.
In a March 15 press release unveiling the cannabis education programming, BCC President Eric Friedman said the combined offerings position the Paramus-based community college as one of the only learning institutions in the state to sponsor such comprehensive opportunities.
“Community colleges respond to demands of industry, workforce and the local economy,” he said. “With our cannabis programs, Bergen can create new pathways to employment in New Jersey.”
According to BCC, the first program, a certificate of achievement in medicinal and industrial cannabis through the college’s biology and horticulture department, focuses on preparing students for careers in clinical research, development and commercialization.