Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Students earn cash, learn about future shopping trends with Quickcanoe

The students are all pursuing degrees of varying backgrounds in increased their knowledge base of how technology influences cultures and consumer behaviours.

The students are all pursuing degrees of varying backgrounds in increased their knowledge base of how technology influences cultures and consumer behaviours.

New E-Commerce player Quickcanoe has given 25 students from the University of Technology and the University of the West Indies the opportunity to experience how technology makes people’s lives better.

The company was responsible for the full digitization of this year’s Expo Jamaica, making logistics such as registration and ticket purchasing more efficient and user friendly.

Quickcanoe Foods was also unveiled during the four-day trade show.

This is one of the company’s most recent products that allow persons to shop for grocery and household items online with same day delivery to over 600 locations across Jamaica.

The students are all pursuing degrees of varying backgrounds in increased their knowledge base of how technology influences cultures and consumer behaviours.

“I think the business model is very innovative. The world is changing fast and technology is taking over so it’s good to be associated with a company like this,” says Scott Reid, a Computer Science major at UTech.

From delivery service to site monitoring, customer support and online digital management, they are playing an integral role in the daily operations of this innovative new business.

The successful students were selected following an interview process with their respective career units. The company took a similar approach of giving students the chance to earn while learning at its launch in Montego Bay last June. Quickcanoe says its objective is to empower Caribbean businesses.

Quickcanoe operates out of Jamaica with offices in Kolkata, India and New York, USA.  The company is focused on serving the estimated 40 million Caribbean citizens in the region and the Diaspora.

 

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