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Washtenaw Community College Partners with MadCap Software to Empower Students with Advanced Technical Writing Tools and Ensure Successful Careers in Technical Communications

La Jolla, CA and Ann Arbor, MI — January 13, 2014 — Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is joining forces with MadCap Software to ensure students pursuing its Technical Communications Associate in Arts Degree or Technical Communications Certificate have clear competitive advantages when entering the workforce. Starting January 2014, the school will take advantage of MadCap Flare—the state-of-the art, future-proof authoring and multi-channel publishing software that supports print, Web, desktop and mobile—to provide students with the most advanced authoring and publishing solution available today. As a result, students will gain expertise in modern technical writing techniques through hands-on experience with the software used by thousands of companies across the globe.

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WCC is dedicated to enriching the experiences of students in its English and Writing Department with leading technical communications tools and practices that will position them for successful careers. WCC plans to implement MadCap Flare in January as an update to its upper-level "ENG 209: Technical Writing III" course. Students enrolled in the class will be able to take advantage of Flare for completing hands-on projects that put concepts—such as topic-based authoring, the use of cascading style sheets, and single-source publishing—into practice. Ultimately, students will be able to generate different project outputs for print, online and mobile.

Having experienced great success with MadCap Flare in the past, I’m thrilled to share this real-world technical writing tool with our students. The projects we’ll be doing are building efforts that are not reactive, but proactive," said Lisa Veasey, a technical communication professor and advisor in the Department of English and Writing at Washtenaw Community College. "MadCap has always been ahead of the curve with unbelievable services, responding to trends in the field and addressing user needs before they even realize it. The company genuinely cares about its customers by providing a great product. Once you’re a member, it’s for life!”

“We are thrilled by Washtenaw Community College’s adoption of MadCap Flare to enrich its course structure and support the real-world demands facing technical communications professionals today," said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. "Partnering with WCC highlights a shared vision for growth in education, best practices and opportunities. Through our MadCap Scholar Program, we can provide students with a competitive advantage in the workforce by empowering them to gain expertise in the modern techniques and tools used by businesses today.”

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-program.aspx.

About Washtenaw Community College

Founded in 1965, Washtenaw Community College (WCC) welcomes more than 18,000 registrants for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC’s diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries. The college offers approximately 100 credit programs in business, health and public service, humanities and social science, math and natural sciences, and technology. The campus is home to the Washtenaw Technical Middle College, a charter high school providing students a chance at vocational degrees. Additionally, the college has extension centers in Brighton and Hartland and offers courses at high schools in Dexter, Chelsea, Manchester, Milan and Whitmore Lake. To learn more, visit http://www.wccnet.edu/.

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.

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