How It Works

Why choose OKO?

  • 1

    Gold Standard Curriculum
    Cannabis Retail 101 covers the science, service, and human connection of being a budtender
  • 2
    Award Winning Instructors
    Emma is revered industry veteran working across small and big businesses
  • 3
    Job Ready
    OKO graduates are fully trained and ready to be hired as budtenders
  • 4
    Low Price
    At only $99.95, it’s a small investment to start a new career
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Unlike anything else in Cannabis

$5,000
vs
$99/yr
Average cost of alternative courses and programs
Cannabis trade school are expensive and don't set you up for long-term success. We cut costs and invest that in you.
2 months
vs
1 week
Average time to find work
With OKO, you are job ready and join our pool of available budtenders
15%
vs
0%
Take rate from agency fees
Staffing agencies take up to 15% of your pay as a charge to find you work. We take absolutely nothing.

Courses led by industry experts

Cannabis Retail 101
Learn how to service customers at the retail level
Cannabis Trimming 101
Learn how to trim and ensure buds are ready for retail sale
Cannabis Harvesting 101
Learn about the ins and outs of harvesting product for processing
Cannabis Plant Maintenance 101
Learn about defoliation, lollipopping, and topping to maintain plants
Cannabis Propagation 101
Learn about the cloning and transplanting process
Cannabis Manufacturing 101
Learn best practices around packaging products for sale

OKO got me into the Cannabis industry quickly and effectively! It is my dream to work in the Cannabis industry and it's wonderful to know that others are also given a chance and a foot in the door!

Jillian Luster

Through the knowledge and training that I received from OKO and being matched with work I have now received a full-time job in the Cannabis industry and couldn’t be more excited!

Curtis Kollof

How it works

1. Get Certified

Get unlimited access to courses

taught by industry leaders.
We offer courses that teach you the ins and outs of skilled trade work taught by industry experts. Learn everything you need to know, all from the comfort of your home.
2. Get Matched for Work

Start earning immediately

by getting matched for work from our local partners.
We connect you to jobs in your local area. Supported by our platform, you can earn $1,000 or more a month as a part-time contractor.​
3. Hands-On Training & Mentorship
Get real world support from our community of professionals.

We call it Apprenticeship 2.0.

Get matched with a OKO mentor in your local area for a series of gigs where you receive hands-on training and real-world experience.
4. Get Hired Full-Time

Build out your experience

, work independently, or get full-time job offers
The OKO platform will help you build your portfolio, get you in front of potential employers, and get you hired.

For Dispensary Owners & Growers

Booking & Managing

Easily schedule jobs with certified & insured contractors

  • Individual & Team Booking
  • Worker Liability Insurance
  • High Touch Sourcing & Vetting
Time & Compliance

Track payouts & generate key documents for compliance

  • Automated Payout Report
  • Automated 1099s
  • Accounting Integration
Recruiting

Hire contractors you like for full time roles without crazy fees

  • Direct Hire or Listing
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Paperless Onboarding

Looking to train your existing workforce or hire from the pool of OKO graduates?

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