KOLAS University: Elevate your Cannabis Career! 

KOLAS University – A Community Partnership

KOLAS University is a KOLAS-sponsored community campus providing professional academic training for cannabis employees and educational forums for the public. It is founded on the unity of cannabis pedigree and professional business expertise.

KU’s mission is to enlighten minds and elevate lives through proper understanding of cannabis – removing its negative stigma and learning about its positive impact on the community. 


A Thoughtful and Methodical Approach

Participatory Workshops – Interactive Training – Evaluation

students of KOLAS University sitting at a table. Students are looking at another student asking a questionKOLAS University recruits and trains individuals seeking a career in the cannabis industry – particularly those in the public-facing service sector: cannabis specialists (budtenders), brand ambassadors and sales associates. The course is also open to individuals just seeking quality knowledge and understanding of the amazing cannabis plant and its benefits.

By utilizing interactive and participatory techniques to complement knowledge-centric workshops, this complete immersive learning approach is unique to the cannabis industry:

Students engage in group discussions, research and present cannabis product assignments to the class, then interact and practice in a simulated working environment particular to their specific job profile.

Students are ultimately evaluated on their interactive skills and take a final written exam to graduate with an official KOLAS University Certificate.


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Cannabis and Customer Service Fundamentals Program

(customized for cannabis specialists, brand ambassadors, sales reps, and managers)

  1. 4 participatory workshops:
    1. Cannabis 101
    2. Cannabinoids & Terpenes
    3. Product Categories
    4. Stellar Sales & Service
  2. Interactive training
  3. Product teach-back presentation
  4. Hands-on role-play and evaluation
  5. Independent study + final exam


Join our corporate trainer for a fun and dynamic learning experience!


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Dana Caylor, CTC,
Training and Education Director

Dana is the Director of Experiential Training and Education. She created and launched the initial Kolas University training program – developing the coursework content and conducting training workshops which feature practical application and realistic simulations that enable new employees and managers to become confident successful performers.

As a former decade-long Business Manager and executive trainer for AAA, she received recognition for sales and membership growth – leading her teams in providing stellar customer experiences in a retail environment. She began her managerial career at VSP (Vision Service Plan) where she received several Legendary Leader awards for recognition of projects and effective leadership.

She entered the pre-recreational cannabis industry in 2017 as Executive Sales Director for bSeen  (a wholesale sales and distribution company). Her corporate organizational expertise brought leadership and structure to develop business normalization.

Dana personifies passion in all her personal and professional endeavors quoting herself: “Follow your heart – it will always lead you in the right direction.” As a professional vocalist in a performing band, she naturally sings from her heart. With her larger-than-life voice and personality, don’t let her small size fool you.