By Elizabeth Dobbins
GARDNER — Though the state’s budding marijuana industry may be creating jobs in North Central Massachusetts, finding a qualified candidates can be a challenge, according to some inside the industry.
If you ask Mount Wachusett Community College, the answer is in the (virtual) classroom.
Among the college’s newest offerings: the Cannabis Career Training Program. The online, not-for-credit program is a collaboration between the college and a private company, Online Cannabis Education, and covers topics from growing and cooking marijuana to the business and legal side of the industry to “budtending,” a term for dispensary jobs.
“It just made sense to develop a program that covered all areas of it to fill the need,”said Jeff Zorn, CEO of the Cannabis Career Training program.
“It was so common that I would (hear) ‘I’d love to get into that. It’s an up and coming thing, but I have no idea where