Youth Meet with Manitoba Companies to Explore Future Career Options

Youth Meet with Manitoba Companies to Explore Future Career Options

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Hundreds of youth and adult education students explored future career options at the #YouthCEO event, held at the Neeginan Centre on Thursday, March 1, 2018. (KEVIN CHIEF / TWITTER)

Indigenous and new Canadian youth were given a glimpse into potential future career paths in Winnipeg on Thursday.

The Business Council of Manitoba held #YouthCEO Career Connections to expose more than 200 youth to an array of career options at the Neeginan Centre.

Exhibiting companies included New Flyer Industries, True North Sports + Entertainment, Wawanesa Insurance, Conviron, Payworks, Duha Group, and Bank of Montreal.

Students came from four northern communities, adult education students from the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, and others from across Winnipeg.

“Manitoba has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations, including Indigenous and new Canadians. These young people need jobs and careers and our companies need this incredible workforce to succeed,” said Kevin Chief, vice-president, Business Council of Manitoba.

Thursday’s event concluded with a keynote address by Senator Murray Sinclair.

The #YouthCEO initiative was originally launched in the summer of 2017.

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