Pot partnership for Niagara College
Niagara College and Canopy Growth are forming a partnership
The college and the medical marijuana company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
Canopy Growth and Niagara College will work together teaching students the latest growing trends and supporting graduates searching for job opportunities.
Internship and co-op opportunities will be available for students in the College’s Commercial Cannabis Production, Horticultural Technician, Greenhouse Technician and Business programs, particularly at the Tweed Farms facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with additional placement opportunities available at Canopy Growth’s 13 other facilities across the country.
Tweed Farms is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth and was the first greenhouse licensed in the sector under the MMPR/ACMPR.
In September 2018, Niagara College will launch its Commercial Cannabis Production Graduate Certificate Program, Canada’s first post-secondary credential in the production of commercial cannabis.
Classes will be held at the College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus in a state-of-the art, fully secure facility.
Students will be trained in the cultivation and practices of cannabis production and will also possess the knowledge and skills to navigate the complex regulatory framework that governs the industry in Canada.
This announcement is timely as expansion efforts are well underway at Tweed Farms to bring the site from 350,000 sq. ft. to approximately 1,000,000 sq. ft. by renovating an existing 458,000 sq. ft. greenhouse on the adjacent property and building a brand new 212,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art greenhouse which has already been erected.
The MOU will be in effect for two years and is not legally binding on either partner.