The Eastern Cape Cannabis and Hemp Training Academy, a groundbreaking collaboration between Cheeba Cannabis Training, Hlomla Multi Services, Training Force, and Funda Lula, was officially launched on the 6th of July 2023. The event was attended by Queen Nokwanda Dalindyebo of the AbaThembu Kingdom, Chief Jali of the Rharhabe Kingdom, representatives from the Agricultural Department, and various notable dignitaries.
This pioneering training centre aims to provide comprehensive education and training on the cultivation, processing, and distribution of Cannabis and Hemp products. With a particular focus on unlocking economic and social opportunities in the Eastern Cape region, the Eastern Cape Cannabis and Hemp Training Academy is set to play a significant role in the development of these industries.
Cheeba Cannabis Training, Africa’s leading provider of Cannabis and Hemp training and education, brings over 4 years of experience and expertise to this collaboration. Having successfully delivered multiple training and educational programs from their flagship campus in Rivonia, Johannesburg, Cheeba Cannabis Training is expanding its reach by establishing six official Cannabis and Hemp training centres across the country.
Linda Siboto, Co-founder of Cheeba Cannabis Training, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Hlomla Multi Services, Training Force, and Funda Lula in establishing the Eastern Cape Cannabis and Hemp Training Academy. Our mission has always been to provide top-quality education and training in the Cannabis and Hemp sector, and this academy allows us to expand our reach and significantly impact the economic and social development of the Eastern Cape region.”
Training Force, a highly reputable skills development provider with a 20-year track record, brings invaluable knowledge and expertise to the partnership. With a national footprint and a proven record of upskilling more than 55,000 workers and assisting over 3,000 companies, Training Force is poised to contribute significantly to the success of the Eastern Cape Cannabis and Hemp Training Academy.
Daniel Orelowitz, Managing Director of Training Force, expressed his excitement, stating, “At Training Force, we believe in the power of skills development to drive economic growth and empower individuals and communities. The Eastern Cape Cannabis and Hemp Training Academy perfectly aligns with our vision, and we are thrilled to contribute our expertise to this groundbreaking initiative. By providing comprehensive training programs, we can equip individuals with the skills needed to succeed in the Cannabis and Hemp industries.”
Hlomla Multi Services, renowned for its experience in training learners across the Agricultural sector, owns Rasmeni Farm, the chosen location for the Eastern Cape Cannabis and Hemp Training Academy. Their expertise will play a vital role in ensuring the academy’s success.
Stated Manyano Rasmeni from Hlomla Multi Services. “With our experience in training learners across the Agricultural sector, we are confident in the positive impact this academy will have on the region. By providing specialised education and training, we aim to empower individuals and drive the growth of the Cannabis and Hemp industries in the Eastern Cape.”
Funda Lula, the lead project developer, has been instrumental in bringing this initiative to life. Their dedication and commitment to the development of the Cannabis industry have played a crucial role in establishing the academy. Said Phindile Ncede from Funda Lula. “Through this initiative, we aim to drive economic growth and create sustainable opportunities in the Cannabis industry. By providing a platform for education, skills development, and industry collaboration, we believe the academy will be instrumental in unlocking the region’s potential.”
The Eastern Cape Cannabis and Hemp Training Academy will initially focus on delivering various skills programs and learnerships, including Cathsseta-aligned Cannabis & Tourism and merSeta-aligned Community House Building with Hemp. This diverse range of offerings reflects the academy’s commitment to providing valuable training opportunities that cater to different interests and sectors within the Cannabis and Hemp industries.
For more information about the Eastern Cape Cannabis and Hemp Training Academy and its programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Eastern Cape Cannabis and Hemp Training Academy is located at Rasmeni Farm, 548 Frankfort, King Williams Town. Eastern Cape.
Skills Programmes on offer
- Cannabis & Tourism – Cathsseta aligned.
- Community House Building with Hemp – merSeta aligned.
- How to Start a Cannabis Business – AgrSETA / Services Seta NQF (National Qualifications Framework) level 2 & 4
- Cannabis Cultivation & Processing – AgrSETA / Services Seta NQF level 2 & 4 Learnerships (12 months)
- National Certificate in Plant Production – Cannabis & Hemp – NQF Level 2
- National Certificate in Plant Production – Cannabis & Hemp – NQF Level 4