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The British Columbia Institute of Technology Partners with MadCap Software to Provide Students State-of-the-art Tools and Methods for Building Successful Careers in Technical Communications

La Jolla, CA and Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada — January 8, 2015 — The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is teaming up with MadCap Software to ensure that students in its Technical Writing program have a strong competitive advantage in the fields of content development, technical communications, and content strategy. This fall, BCIT is using MadCap Flare—the versatile content development software that supports the ability to publish to a number of devices and formats including print, Web, desktop and mobile—to provide students with the most advanced authoring and publishing solution available today. As a result, students are gaining expertise in modern technical writing and online Help development through hands-on experience with the software used by thousands of companies across the globe.

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Developing Modern Online Help and Technical Documentation

BCIT is one of British Columbia’s largest post-secondary institutions, with a combined 46,000 full-time and part-time students annually, and over 2,000 faculty and staff. The institute’s Technical Writing Program has achieved an impressive 80% graduate employment rate along with strong and growing alumni community and industry partnerships.

To enhance its students’ learning experience and advance their skills, BCIT has updated its “Designing and Writing Online Help” and “Writing for the Computer Industry” courses with MadCap Flare. The courses take advantage of MadCap Flare’s functionality for topic-based authoring, content reuse, and single-source multi-channel publishing, among others, to familiarize students with modern approaches for designing and developing state-of-the-art online Help and technical documentation.

Since the inception of our Technical Writing program nine years ago, we have kept a close eye on the evolving field of content management, and MadCap Flare delivers the capabilities that we believe are critical to the content creation and publishing expertise that businesses demand,” said Dr. Shannon Kelly, BCIT Technical Writing program head. “We are thrilled to join forces with MadCap Software in providing our students with innovative methods and tools to thrive in this pervasive field.”

“We are excited to partner with BCIT in extending students’ understanding of modern technical authoring and publishing best practices with our MadCap Flare software,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “Joining forces with BCIT highlights a shared commitment to preparing students for the real-world technical communications and content development needs of businesses today. Through our MadCap Scholar Program, we are pleased to provide students the tools to enrich their skill sets and give them a competitive advantage as they establish their careers.”

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 the British Columbia Institute of Technology

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a public post-secondary institution with over 46,000 students enrolled into approximately 350 programs annually. As Canada’s premier institute of technology, BCIT has been integral to building the economic, social, and environmental prosperity of British Columbia since 1964, producing more than 150,000 career-ready graduates over that time. A leader in applied education, BCIT provides broad accessibility and varied pathways to learning, and relevant skills in a range of industries, including shipbuilding, oil and gas, health care, business, and engineering. BCIT provides the majority of apprenticeship training in the province of British Columbia. To learn more, visit http://www.bcit.ca.

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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