Teamsters Local 1932 recently announced the availability of twenty scholarships for a new cannabis cultivation training certification program based out of the union’s new training center in San Bernardino.
“This union is bringing together cannabis workers to improve this industry and is also creating pathways for workers to advance in the industry with education and certification,” says Randy Korgan, Local 1932 Secretary-Treasurer. “With a trained workforce, and our initiatives to involve union members in political action that will help this industry and its workers thrive, there are brighter days ahead for the industry.”
The cannabis cultivation training certification program is a five-week course covering topics specifically designed to prepare growers for successful harvests. Future courses are planned for manufacturing and retail work. The program also prominently features seminars from the Agricultural Labor Relations Board and experts on Occupational Safety and Health Administration policies to ensure that workers can build their knowledge on safety and their rights at work.
The cannabis industry employed 415,000 full-time workers across the country in 2021, an increase of about 30 percent from 2020, according to industry news published MJBizDaily.
Teamsters Local 1932 represents workers in a wide variety of industries throughout the Inland Empire. For more information, go to https://www.teamsters1932.org/.