CORNWALL, Ontario - This fall St. Lawrence College's Cornwall campus will offer a new program to prepare graduates to enter the local logistics sector.
Beginning in September the one-year program will school students on working in the supply chain management industry.
Students will study all facets of logistics and supply chain management from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Students will benefit from hands-on experience and an integrated field placement during the program.
"The supply chain sector in eastern Ontario is expanding and there is a growing need for knowledgeable and highly skilled individuals in logistics and supply chain management," said college president Glenn Vollebregt. "This new graduate program was developed in direct response to the needs of the communities we support."
Cornwall has recently developed into a “Centre of Excellence” for the distribution of goods and materials across Canada with several companies establishing regional distribution centres in the city.
"The supply chain is one of the most essential sectors of the Canadian economy, involving about 767,000 workers from a range of occupations and industries,” said Kevin Maynard of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. “We are excited about the launch of this new program as it will ensure we will have a pool of well-trained employees for positions in our industry in the future.”
The new program is taylored those who have a two-year college diploma or a bachelor’s degree. Applications are being accepted into the program for September. For more information please visit www.stlawrencecollege.ca/logistics.