College gets $50k to help with logistics programming

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From left at the Supply Chain Managementand Logistics Event at St. Lawrence College, Cornwall Campus are Johanne Delves Regional Vice President RBC, Eastern Ontario; Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College; Bob Peters, Senior Development Officer, Cornwall Economic Development.

CORNWALL, Ontario - St. Lawrence College has received $50,000 to help augment training in the growing supply chain and logistics sector.

RBS Foundation provided the gift.

The college has created a one-year supply chain and logistics management program that helps students gain a better understanding of the industry before applying for work.

Cornwall is becoming known as a hub for supply chain companies, including SCM, Eleven Points Logistics and others that have set up shop in the Seaway City.

“This significant gift will help the college grow the academic programs and services we are developing and will provide employers in our communities with much needed skilled professionals in order to build the strength of the region, something we’re known to do in all sectors of the economy," said St. Lawrence president and CEO Glenn Vollebregt.

The college program was created in response to the needs of employers in the supply chain sector, warehousing and distribution, transportation or the manufacturing/retail areas.

“RBC believes strongly in the education of Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurial business leaders, and our donation today is a real testament to our confidence in the new Centre for Supply Chain Studies and their innovative program that nurtures, develops and accelerates the careers of students in Eastern Ontario,” said Johanne Delves, regional vice-president, eastern Ontario, RBC.

Organizations: Lawrence College, RBS Foundation, RBC Supply Chain Studies

Geographic location: Ontario, CORNWALL, Seaway Canada

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