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Gateway Technical College and MadCap Software Join Forces to Provide Students Advanced Technical Writing Tools and Support Thriving Careers in Technical Communications

La Jolla, CA and Racine, WI — September 24, 2014 — Gateway Technical College is teaming up with MadCap Software to ensure that students pursuing an associate degree in Professional Communications have a strong competitive lead when entering the workforce. This fall, Gateway is using MadCap Flare—the state-of-the art, technical 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 are building their expertise in modern technical writing and online Help development through hands-on experience with the software used by thousands of companies worldwide.

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Developing Modern Technical Documentation

Gateway Technical College is dedicated to providing its Professional Communications students with leading-edge tools that contribute to a superior learning experience, enriching their skills and positioning them for successful careers. As part of this commitment, the school is updating its “Online Help” course and using MadCap Flare to familiarize students with approaches for designing and developing modern online technical documentation.

Gateway plans to leverage MadCap Flare’s features for topic-based authoring, single-source content development, and multi-channel publishing to advance its students’ technical communication best practices. Additionally, the college plans to incorporate Flare into future course structures, including its “Writing Software Documentation” and “Information Design” courses, to help students streamline project planning and management, create different types of communication products, and publish products in print and electronic channels.

We are excited to work with MadCap Software in giving Gateway students an opportunity to use MadCap Flare in applying the online communications concepts they learn in class,” said Rick Barribeau, Gateway Technical College Professional Communications instructor. “Not only will Flare’s functionality for content development and publishing boost learning, our students will also gain valuable experience using the same software that technical communicators use in the workplace today.”

“We are thrilled to join forces with Gateway Technical College in empowering students to apply modern technical authoring and publishing best practices using our MadCap Flare software,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “Through our MadCap Scholar Program, we offer students the tools that will help enhance their skill sets and better position them in the workforce. Our partnership with Gateway reflects a mutual dedication to preparing students for the real-world communications needs of businesses today.”

About MadCap Scholar Program

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 Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College is located in Southeastern Wisconsin. Gateway Technical College collaborates with communities in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties to ensure economic growth and viability by providing education, training, leadership, and technological resources to meet the changing needs of the students, employers, and communities. For more information, visit www.gtc.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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