Close on 500 people have taken one of Cheeba Africa’s online cannabis courses and there’s a growing thirst by home-growers to learn more. And a further 50 have attended courses at Cheeba’s Gauteng academy, with most of the demand being for cultivation knowledge.
Basic growing courses most in demand
Cheeba Africa’s Bianca Kaiser told Cannabiz Africa on 2 June 2021 that to date the “the most online courses are the Cannabis Grow 101, Cannabis 101 and the Cannabis Consultant (Budtender) Certification”.
She says there is growing demand for both short courses, and the three-month course. The short courses range from day courses on indoor or outdoor growing to 3 day courses on commercial cannabis cultivation. The three month course syllabus covers four basic pillars:
- Medicinal Cannabis,
- Growing from seed to harvest,
- Sustainability & Wellness.
Increasingly broad skills range on offer
The Cannabis Institute was the first organization to offer accredited cannabis courses in SA.
Under CEO Tizziano Bacon, it offers a turnkey solution for employers in the Cannabis Sector through its strategic partnership with experienced Industry experts Sage Skills Development.
“The directors and key delivery personnel have been involved in the training and skills development arena since 1990 and the Institute’s strategic delivery partner Sage Skills Development has full accreditation status with merSETA (manufacturing, engineering and related services SETA).”
TCI’s short courses provide prospective students with an opportunity to gain attitudes, skills and knowledge in the domains of Cannabis Sector Management, Business Administration and Horticulture.
However, it’s really the home-growers who appear to be upskilling themselves. The legalization of cannabis for private use expected later this year allows for people to grow their own marijuana for personal use.