Today Conviron hosted sixteen participants from the Youth CEO
program at its headquarters in Winnipeg. 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
- 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 its future workforce
Sixteen youth participants and the BCM’s Vice President, Kevin Chief, toured Conviron’s manufacturing facility to learn more about Conviron’s business as well as the processes and technology behind Conviron’s plant growth chambers, rooms and control systems.
“This is the second year Conviron has the opportunity to host students in the Youth CEO program. These students make up a very bright and talented group of individuals and I am delighted that Conviron can again play a role in introducing them to the world of business”, said Steve Kroft, Conviron’s President & CEO.
Conviron will also have the opportunity to host one student from the group for an in-depth work experience over the course of one week. Following a week of hands on experience, the participants will share with the other students what they have learned from their work placement at Conviron.
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.
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.