CYL Mentorship Program applications are open
Young people looking to advance their careers in the Canadian beef industry through unique mentorship, networking and travel opportunities can now apply for the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s CYL Program is a national initiative designed to equip young people ages 18-35 with the skills they need to further the success of the Canadian beef industry.
Each year, applications are open from the beginning of January to the end of March, where 24 semi-finalists are then selected from an impressive pool of applicants from across the country involved in various parts of the beef industry such as cow-calf production, feedlot production, research, post-secondary studies, finance, communications and more.
Semi-finalists are invited to compete in the annual CYL Selections event held in conjunction with the Canadian Beef Industry Conference. Sixteen program participants are chosen to participate in the program and are paired with a hand-picked industry leader for a nine-month mentorship opportunity. Participants also receive $2,000 to use towards learning opportunities of their choosing.
If you’re a young person looking to take your career in the beef industry to the next level, or you know of a young industry leader who would excel in this program, please visit our website at www.cattlemensyoungleaders.com to learn more and apply.
CYL applications for the 2021-22 program year are open from January 4, 2021 to March 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.