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Conviron Hosts the Business Council of Manitoba’s Youth CEO Program

July 17, 2017 | Winnipeg, Canada

Conviron hosted fourteen participants from the Youth CEO program at its Winnipeg headquarters
Youth participants learn more about Conviron's manufacturing, testing and R&D processes.

On July 17 Conviron hosted fourteen participants from the Youth CEO program at its Winnipeg headquarters. The Youth CEO program is a Business Council of Manitoba (BCM) initiative launched in 2017 to support Indigenous, new Canadian and underserved youth. The program aims to:

  • Provide youth with training and work experience with Council companies
  • Expose youth to the opportunities that exist in the business community
  • Expose companies and business leaders to the future workforce

Fourteen youth participants and the BCM’s Vice President, Kevin Chief, toured the Conviron manufacturing facility to learn more about the processes and technology behind Conviron’s plant growth chambers, rooms and control systems.

Youth from Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre and Kevin Chief join Steve Kroft in a Conviron plant growth room
Youth from Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre and Kevin Chief join Steve Kroft in a Conviron plant growth room.

“I am very impressed with the caliber of youth that have been selected to participate in this worthwhile initiative and am pleased that Conviron can play a role in helping to train and inspire the next generation”, said Steve Kroft, Conviron’s President & CEO.

Conviron will also have the opportunity to host two members of the group for a more in-depth work experience over the course of one week. Following a week of hands on experience, each participant will share with the group what they have learned from their work placement.

About BCM

The Business Council of Manitoba is a council of business leaders that have demonstrated a commitment to Manitoba’s economic growth and community development. The primary purpose of the BCM is to research and advocate innovative positions on issues that bear directly on the future health of Manitoba society such as ensuring that Canadian youth have the skills they need to succeed in tomorrow’s economy. The Council engages in discussion with political and business leaders, offering members access to new ideas and to decision makers who can convert those ideas into action.

About Conviron

Conviron is the world’s largest designer and supplier of plant growth chambers and rooms. Leading universities, government agencies and agricultural biotech companies around the globe rely on Conviron’s highly engineered controlled environments to solve many of today’s challenges in food production and safety. Headquartered with design and manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg, Canada, and wholly-owned Argus Controls in Surrey, BC, Conviron employs a global sales and distribution network with offices in the US, Europe, Australia and China.