THC University would like to apologize to its current students and to all potential students who have tried to reach us with no reply. After receiving a message from the Division of Occupational Training earlier this year, we have been very unresponsive, because we have been forced to “lay low” as we negotiate with the Colorado Department of Education, Division of Occupational Training.
It appears you are offering occupational training within the State of Colorado illegally. You must be approved through our Division to offer this training for a tuition in the state.
Because THC University was providing training for specific roles in the industry and creating a jobs board where students could easily find jobs in the industry, the school fell well within the definition of an occupational school. The state allowed us to keep our current students but refused to let us enroll any more or schedule any more classes. This forced us to re-evaluate our school and our purpose.
It would have been easy to become certified with the state and carry on with what we had already planned and built, but we struggled justifying it. We quickly learned that in order to grow an amazing product, you need more than a classroom, and every dispensary owner we talked to said “I would never hire someone because of a name of a school on their resume. I want to see the quality of the product they can produce”. Becoming certified with the state or going to a school that is certified with the state is becoming increasingly pointless.
Becoming certified with the state does not mean you are a more qualified school, or that you have something to provide other schools can’t; being certified simply means you pay the state a ridiculous amount of money so that you can provide training for occupational roles. Our mission is to train our students to grow a top shelf product; therefore becoming certified with the state has become irrelevant. We have decided not to pursue becoming certified, but instead teach our students how to grow a top shelf product.
THC University will be offering hands on training from the students own home. We have realized no matter what, whether you’re in the classroom or taking the classes online, you will not learn how to grow a top shelf product without hands on experience. We want every student who graduates from THCU to grow a top shelf product because we want quality results, not quantity. The hands on training will be at least 3 months long. This will consist of weekly and bi-weekly visits from the instructor, who walks the student through the entire process from set up to harvest. The instructor will also be providing inside information and equipment. We want to apologize, again, to all our students (your current classes are not affected by this) and anyone who has tried contacting us in the past several months. Our team has been busy debating which direction is best for our students.
We will be releasing information about our hands on training within the next week. Sign up below if you want to know more when we launch. Time to get our hands dirty!