Higher education in an baby industry that’s booming faster than the gold rush is so important. If you want to work in the industry you have to ask yourself some questions…, What will I do, “How will I do it?”, “Where do I get started?”. Well the answer might a continuing education program like the cannabis focused program at Seattle Central College.
Trey Reckling moved to Washington with the intent of becoming involved in the state’s emerging cannabis industry. He had 20 years of experience in higher education, but much of his experience with marijuana was through “self-directed study.”
Today, he’s an instructor at Seattle Central College and one of the chief architects behind the school’s Cannabis Institute, a new but booming continuing education program preparing students for careers in a new but booming industry.
“I wanted to provide an opportunity to step things up and give the industry what it needs,” he explains. “No other industry is so young, so lacking in infrastructure.”
To that end, Reckling partnered with Seattle Central’s interim Director for Continuing Education Lisa Babinec in January 2016 to develop a single in-person essentials course on cannabis. The continuing education program already included courses on liquor distillation and winemaking, so another focused on cannabis only made sense.
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