Illinois Central College Receives Donation from Trinity Compassionate Care Dispensaries for Cannabis Programming

Illinois Central College announces a donation and support from Trinity Compassionate Care Dispensaries of Peoria, Ill. Trinity Compassionate Care Dispensaries founder and Vice President of Operations Ron DiGiancomo provided a $200,000 gift to ICC as part of the state’s required cannabis social equity program fund. 

“We are grateful for the support and advocacy of the Trinity Compassionate Care Dispensaries as they partner with us to provide cannabis education to students and the community,” said ICC President Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey. “Their investment allows us to create programming and training for those interested in a career in one of the fastest-growing industries in the country,” said ICC President Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey. 

The funds will aid Illinois Central College in the development of programming focused on the many forms and uses of cannabis. Training for dispensary employees and preparation for those entering the industry will be available. Information on medical and recreational cannabis will also be available to the community and ICC students. 

The college has convened an advisory board with various community partners and members of the cannabis industry to provide input into development of the curriculum.  Programming is expected to be available in the upcoming Fall 2021 semester, with additional training forthcoming in Spring 2022. 

“Trinity has always stressed the importance of continuing education, not only for our patients and customers, but also our present workforce,” said Trinity Compassionate Care Dispensaries founder and Vice President of Operations Ron DiGiancomo. “Our decision to allocate our social equity inclusion grant of $200K to ICC was an easy one for us. We are very excited to see industry courses offered by ICC this fall.” 

Trinity Compassionate Care aims to provide the highest quality care in a professional, safe, and educated environment. Their approach to patient service ensures individuals receive treatment and care tailored to their educational needs.  

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