Des Plaines, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A new industry is about to unfold. As Illinois prepares to legalize adult use of cannabis, the industry is coming together to present the first opportunity for those interested in finding the right job in this growing field. The Cannabis Business Association of Illinois (CBAI) is having its first CannaBiz Career Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines in Chicago’s northwest suburbs (1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, in Rooms 1604-1610).
CBAI, formerly the Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois, represents the state’s cannabis cultivation centers and dispensaries on public policy issues in Springfield. The association is bringing together a number of companies looking to hire employees: Chicago Minority Cannabis Group, Cresco Labs, Earth Med, Grassroots, Green Thumb Industries, Illinois Equity Staffing, Justice Grown Illinois, MedMen, P4 Security Solutions, PharmaCann, Revolution Cannabis, and Zen Leaf St. Charles.
Oakton is a logical host for the first CannaBiz Career Fairs, as the community college is offering the first-of-its-kind health communications program for college credit that is focused on preparing people to work in the medical cannabis industry. Oakton started its Cannabis Dispensary and Patient Care Specialist certificate program this fall: oakton.edu/academics/certificate/cannabis_dispensary.
CBAI encourages anyone interested in learning and working in the industry to come out and visit with the companies about opportunities working in facilities where cannabis is grown and sold. A panel of CBAI experts will talk about career opportunities in the industry at noon.
“This is an incredibly exciting time to work in cannabis, and our members have a number of opportunities available for good-paying, rewarding careers with plenty of opportunities to grow as our industry does,” said Pamela Althoff, CBAI’s executive director. “We thank Oakton Community College for embracing the future with its innovative preparatory curriculum and hosting this career fair. We look forward to making this the first of a number of successful events where everyone interested can learn more about where we are headed and how a career in cannabis could be the right move for them.”
For questions or more information, contact CBAI Director of Communications Hannah Johnson at [email protected]