Our NDICA outreach efforts will focus on assuring that residents in impacted areas receive the necessary information needed to access all of the resources that are offered through our programs. Our community outreach efforts will be done in partnership with local community-based organizations, governmental entities, educational institutions and workforce intermediaries.

Additionally, efforts will include the offering of educational information and the support of activities geared toward community residents – open and freely – intended to engage and encourage participation in the industry. Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Community Food Give Aways
  • Informational Sessions
  • Industry Promoted Public Events
  • Training Opportunities and Educational experiences
  • Fun and Engaging Volunteer Activities

Participants can look forward to learning from well-respected industry experts who have their feet-on-the-ground in daily cannabis operations. These instructors share not only their objective knowledge but also their personal experiences and passion for the industry.


  • Master Trimmers- 2 Day Course (Research Definition)
  • Cultivators-hands-on, 4 Month Course (Research Definition)
  • Retail Management-80 Hrs Hands On Training At A Licensed Retail
  • Budtenders- 2 Day Hands-on Training At A Licensed Retail Store

We are proud to partner with a growing number of legal/licensed cannabis businesses.

We align only with businesses and professionals who support our mission of inclusion, equity, and diversity in the Cannabis Industry and who reflect the mission of the LA County Social Equity Program. Program participants can count on a supportive environment as they work toward their goals.

Individuals that complete NDICA training and have previous experience or sufficient skills may be matched with and interview with various pre-vetted employers in our network. Our goal is to place a minimum of 80% of our individuals at various companies for permanent employment.

NDICA has in-house partnerships with the following companies at this time and will be adding more to the list:  County of Los Angeles – Law Office of the Public Defender, City of Los Angeles, Meet Your Government | City of Los Angeles, LARRP: The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership, Probation: Los Angeles Count, Women Abuv Ground, The Hood Incubator, ELEMENT 7, BlaqStarFarms, CannaSports | By Gary Payton, LA Kingpins, Studio 810 Marketing.

We are currently partnered with the State of California’s E.D.D (Employment Development Dept.) and ResCare WorkSource Centers.