St. Lawrence College (SLC) is pleased to announce a generous gift-in-kind of specialized software from Rose Rocket, a transportation management system software developer headquartered in Toronto. In recognition of this gift, a computer lab on the Cornwall campus will be named the Rose Rocket Lab, and the unveiling will take place on Monday, November 20, 2023.
This generous gift-in-kind of software from Rose Rocket, valued at over $115,000, provides students with an opportunity to work with industry-leading technology, ensuring they are more confident and prepared when they graduate. Supply Chain Management faculty and students use the Rose Rocket Platform to replicate trucking company operations and run advanced logistics simulations.
“This software will allow students to complete all tasks from order entry, dispatch, safety and compliance, right up to and including data analysis to see the impact of the day-to-day operational decisions, preparing them to enter the workforce,” said Carla Kingston-Floyd, Professor, Supply Chain Management.
Kingston-Floyd toured Rose Rocket headquarters in Toronto in April and observed Rose Rocket in action. She met with Justin Sky, Co-founder and CEO, Winnie Chen, Director of Marketing and Kyle Humphries, Pre-Sales Consultant, who trained her on the use of the software. Carla brought her learnings back to the Rose Rocket Lab at SLC to train the next generation of logistics professionals.
“I was able to input orders, create the manifest, and do the dispatching, which I don't have any experience [in] and I enjoy that area, because of Rose Rocket. I intend to divert to the transportation industry in the future. If I start my own fleet for my business, I will consider Rose Rocket as my first option," said Vinit Pawaskar, Supply Chain Management student.
"Educating our workforce is one of the best ways to move our industry forward, and we’re so proud to be an active technology partner for St. Lawrence College. We love technology because of its ability to deeply transform an industry for the better, and we see this shared value in the St. Lawrence team and everything they do for its student population,” said Justin Bailie, Co-Founder, Rose Rocket. “Combining academic theory with hands on experience through the Rose Rocket Labs, will be a lethal combo for the next generation of Supply Chain leaders, and we’re so excited to see their impact in the workforce."
“I’m so thankful to Rose Rocket for this generous donation to our College,” said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. “We specialize in preparing graduates for the ever-changing workforce and labour market needs, and this donation will allow our students to work on the most current software available. I’m grateful to our team at SLC who facilitated this partnership for our current and future students.”
Media are invited:
Monday, November 20, 2023
Cornwall Campus, Room M3500, Rose Rocket Lab
Remarks begin at 1:30 followed by a reception in the River Room