JUNCTION CITY, Kan., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Ventria Bioscience welcomed the Junction City High School Science Department to its bioprocessing facility in Junction City. The group of 15 teachers and faculty toured the facility and discussed plans for Ventria and Junction City High School to develop educational opportunities and on-the-job training for local students who may have interest in a career in biotechnology and healthcare. To kick-off the program, Ventria announced that it will host a student internship program next semester.
"Internships allow students to follow scientists working in biotechnology and gives them first hand knowledge of the kind of projects, work environment and career opportunities that exist in the biotechnology industry", said Matt Krehbiel, Biology Teacher, Junction City High School. "The field of biotechnology is broad and has numerous applications and employment options. We are glad to have a company like Ventria in our community with an interest in developing local students by providing unique educational experiences".
"Education is the foundation of future progress for society. By offering students a chance to be part of the biotechnology industry through tours, job shadowing and internships at Ventria, we hope to inspire local students to see what is possible and become the next generation of scientists leading to a better tomorrow." said Greg Unruh, Vice President and General Manager, Ventria Bioscience.
About Ventria Bioscience
Ventria is committed to developing affordable human health products that enhance and save lives. A recent child health study showed that Ventria's product helped reduce the duration of diarrhea in children by 30 percent. Childhood diarrhea is the second leading killer of children, claiming 2 million lives annually according to the World Health Organization. For more information, visit http://www.Ventria.com.
|SOURCE Ventria Bioscience|
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