Left Quotation MarkRight Quotation Mark

Metropolitan State University Partners with MadCap Software to Enrich Graduate, Undergraduate, and Alumni Expertise in Modern Technical Writing and Foster Lifelong Careers in Technical Communications

La Jolla, CA and Saint Paul, Minn. — November 12, 2013 — Metropolitan State University is joining forces with MadCap Software to ensure that current and former students of its Technical Communication Master of Science (MS) program have clear competitive advantages in the industry workforce. Through the MadCap Scholar licensing program, the school is using MadCap‘s modern future-proof authoring and multi-channel publishing products—supporting print, Web, desktop and mobile—to provide students with the most advanced authoring and publishing solution available today. By using MadCap products, current students and alumni are gaining expertise in the modern techniques and software used by thousands of companies worldwide for when they enter the corporate world.

Metropolitan State University Logo MadCap Software Logo

The Metropolitan State University Technical Communication MS program is one of the largest technical communication programs in the United States, currently teaching more than 100 graduate students and over 100 undergraduate students. Metropolitan State University will provide its extensive network of students—graduate, undergraduate and alumni—the opportunity to take advantage of MadCap software to enrich their understanding of technical communication theory and practice. Additionally, Metropolitan State University plans to incorporate MadCap Flare in its “Online Training and Education” course, a core requirement of its Technical Communication MS program, to enable students to build artifacts and generate statewide documentation for real-world clients, including the school's Registrar's Office.

MadCap has been extremely generous in making its full industrial-level tools available to all of the graduate and undergraduate students in our program, as well as our alumni network,” said Trinh “Fred” Carpenter, Technical Communication MS program admissions coordinator at Metropolitan State University. “We are dedicated to building a community of technical communication professionals who are committed to learning leading-edge technology in the field. We are thrilled to have an industry leader such as MadCap partner with us in growing this community, utilizing its tools to expand skills, abilities and opportunities."

“We are excited to join forces with Metropolitan State University to advance the development of technical communication skills for its current students and alumni. We look forward to having these students think, design and execute real-world products using MadCap tools and approaches, such as Flare‘s intuitive, state-of-the-art approach to topic-based authoring,” says Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “Partnering with Metropolitan State University highlights our MadCap Scholar program‘s dedication to extending the wealth of practical knowledge from the extensive global MadCap user community to keep up with technical writing best practices, changes and solutions; wherever one may be in his or her career cycle.”

About MadCap Scholar

The MadCap Scholar program offers special discounts on MadCap‘s state-of-the-art technical communications software to help students, educators and universities gain access to industry-standard tools that support technical writing and documentation best practices. They include the ability to outfit labs with MadCap Software applications for free; free training, including the MAD Certification Test for teachers and professors; and discounts on software for current students. For more detail, visit https://www.madcapsoftware.com/education/scholar.aspx.

About Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, is America‘s premier university for lifelong learning, providing unsurpassed, competitive academic and professional degree programs at the bachelor‘s, master‘s and doctoral levels while maintaining affordability.

About MadCap Software

MadCap Software, Inc. is a trusted resource for the thousands of companies around the globe that rely on its solutions for single-source multi-channel authoring and publishing, multimedia, and translation management. Whether delivering technical, policy, medical, marketing, business, or human resources content, MadCap’s products are used to create corporate intranets, Help systems, policy and procedure manuals, video tutorials, knowledge bases, eBooks, user guides, and more to any format, including high-end print, online, desktop or mobile. MadCap services include product training, consulting services, translation and localization, and an advanced developer certification program. Headquartered in La Jolla, California, MadCap Software is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the content development industry.

PR Contact:
Rebecca Hurst
Kinetic.PR for MadCap Software
rebecca@kineticprllc.com
650-679-9282

MadCap Software, the MadCap Software logo, and MadCap Flare are trademarks or registered trademarks of MadCap Software, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries.