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Hello! My name is Liz and I live in the Philadelphia area. I've worked in higher education for over a decade, facilitating and presenting at large and small scale trainings, seminars, and event planning, and the hiring, onboarding and training of our paraprofessional staff members. I am leaving my current position in January 2022 and hoping to pivot into cannabis.

I'm looking at corporate training positions, but really anything where I can use my teaching and educational experiences near Philly or remote. Just putting my info here and saying hello!

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Hi Liz and welcome to the Vangst community! Cannabis education is such a growing field and I am excited for you making the jump in cannabis education from higher education. There are quite a few resources as you look to convert your skills into the cannabis world.

  • Many of the larger companies have an internal education team however they often look for those both with teaching/higher ed backgrounds but also cannabis experience. Depending on the state you are looking to work in (I know you mentioned PA or remote so narrowing your search to either companies in PA or national MSOs may help) I would check out the list of registered cannabis businesses and begin reaching out to see who may be in need of education support NOW
  • If you are open to joining cannabis and education via HR, those jobs tend to be more readily available and are often offered remote. Same advice as above for searching those businesses out
  • There are also various cannabis education platforms such as Green Flower that are growing and in search of good talent if you want to look exclusively at cannabis education
  • I hope that was helpful!

    Coree-Schmitz: Hi Liz and welcome to the Vangst community! Cannabis education is such a growing field and I am excited for you making the jump in cannabis education from higher education. There are quite a few resources as you look to convert your skills into the cannabis world.

    Many of the larger companies have an internal education team however they often look for those both with teaching/higher ed backgrounds but also cannabis experience. Depending on the state you are looking to work in (I know you mentioned PA or remote so narrowing your search to either companies in PA or national MSOs may help) I would check out the list of registered cannabis businesses and begin reaching out to see who may be in need of education support NOW

    If you are open to joining cannabis and education via HR, those jobs tend to be more readily available and are often offered remote. Same advice as above for searching those businesses out

    There are also various cannabis education platforms such as Green Flower that are growing and in search of good talent if you want to look exclusively at cannabis education

    I hope that was helpful!

    Hello Coree!

    Thank you for this fount of guidance and advice! I was hoping I could seek clarification on your note regarding outreach:

    -In terms of needing cannabis experience, I am going to take a budtender training course (looking at Eminent Consulting) and am trying to identify some volunteer opportunities with my local NORML chapter. It sounds like you're saying I should look at dispensaries in PA (both PA specific and MSOs located in PA) and contact them to see if they need education support - but in a volunteer way, or asking to see if they are hiring for those positions? Am I just saying I am interested and want to learn more about their internal education teams? Follow up, what is the best way to reach out? I've had limited success with LinkedIn and cold messaging people.

    I did see Green Flower post a position a few weeks ago for a Campus Recruiter, and that did seem up my alley!

    Thank you, again, your note made my day!

    -Liz

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