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Retain employees, increase your yields, and build your bottom line with our managed employee training programs
Why Should My Employees Be Certified?
Having trained employees with credentials shows you are serious about safety and compliance. Oaksterdam has been on the forefront of legalization and licensing for 25 years. We train the regulators. Let us train for you.
Oaksterdam University credentials are respected industry-wide. Certifying your staff shows the world you care about educating your team, building a credible business, and contributing to a safe and equitable cannabis industry as a whole.
- Increased sales and profits
- Work process uniformity
- Reduced wastage
- Less supervision
- Increased efficiencies in processes, resulting in financial gain
- More employee motivation, morale, and job satisfaction
- Better capacity to adopt new technologies and methods
- Reduced employee turnover
- Enhanced company image
We’ll Educate Your Employees, So You Can Focus On Your Business
Employee training is frequently tax-deductible!
Whether you’re onboarding new team members or bringing existing staff up to speed, Oaksterdam University offers leading-edge cannabis education with historical context no other school can match.
We offer virtual self-paced and live course options to suit your needs and learning style.
Get certified by studying where and when you want, no matter how hectic your schedule. Our curriculum includes text, videos, and a library of resources. Be flexible and free to work as you please at any speed that suits your needs.
Meet LIVE with our expert faculty at designated course times. Get knowledge, connections, and certification to start your career in the exciting world of cannabis. Network with like-minded students from around the world.
Once a new customer walks in your door, you need to keep them coming back. The most important element that will set your dispensary apart is customer service. Our Budtending Course will give your employees the knowledge and tools they need to provide accurate and friendly dosing and product information to customers and patients. Just as crucial, it will teach them handling, security and tracking measures that will keep your dispensary safe and compliant. They’ll get career development while you get peace of mind.
If you’re in the growing business, this course offers everything your employees need to know from seed to harvest. We start with the basics of plant anatomy and physiology so they learn the “why” behind the “how.” Then, we cover how to optimize plant health and maximize yields through proper equipment, lighting, ventilation, growing mediums, nutrients, and more. We cover pest and pathogen control so they know exactly what to watch for and how to fix it. Perhaps most importantly, we teach them how to be safe, sanitary, and compliant, so your operation runs smoothly under their watch.
Business Of Cannabis
Whether you run a business dedicated to cannabis or an ancillary company that serves clients in the cannabis space, it’s crucial your employees are educated on the industry. This class will teach your team how to manage risk, comply with regulations, and stay competitive in the ever-changing market. We start at the beginning — cannabis history, law, science, safety, and methods of ingestion. We offer an overview of cannabis cultivation, extraction, CBD, and hemp. Then, we take a deep dive into licensing, marketing, supply chain, and financial management, and the impact they have on your business.
Extraction and Manufacturing
The cannabis manufacturing sector is experiencing meteoric growth as demand for drinks, edibles, and concentrates continues to rise. Our Extraction and Manufacturing Course will give your staff the knowledge they need to perform extractions safely, and understand the wide array of valuable products that use CBD, THC, and terpenes from the plant. Whether you run a lab, supply biomass to the industry, market cannabis products, or operate a dispensary, your team will get a competitive edge in this course.
Our Students Love Us
“You don’t have to explain very much to students who have gone through Oaksterdam when it comes to cultivation or the business of cannabis.”
“We trained three staff members through OU. They definitely went back to the budroom with more confidence and it really showed when they interacted with customers and patients.”