Eastern Washington University Partners with MadCap Software to Advance Students’ Technical Communication Skills, Providing Them With a Competitive Advantage in the Workforce

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La Jolla, CA and Cheney, WA – December 11, 2013 –– Eastern Washington University is joining forces with MadCap Software to ensure students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in technical communication have clear competitive advantages when entering the workforce. Through the MadCap Scholar licensing program, the university is using MadCap Flare, the industry-leading product for authoring and multi-channel publishing—supporting print, Web, desktop and mobile—to provide students with the most advanced authoring and publishing solution available today.

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Eastern Washington University offers the only BA in technical communication in the state of Washington and will be using MadCap Flare in its “TCOM 404: Instructions and Procedures” course. By using MadCap products, students will gain expertise in the modern techniques and software used by thousands of companies worldwide when they enter the corporate arena.

Using leading-edge tools, such as MadCap Flare, allows our students to develop critical skills in topic-based authoring and further their knowledge of single-source strategies for multi-modal publishing,” said Dr. Teena A. M. Carnegie, professor of technical communication at Eastern Washington University. “Incorporating such learning opportunities into our curriculum ensures that students are prepared to succeed in a competitive job market and immediately contribute to their career field.”

“We are thrilled to have been chosen by Eastern Washington University to help students advance their technical communication skills and position them for success in the workforce," said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “Our partnership with Eastern Washington University is another example of how our MadCap Scholar program is committed to providing students with the practical, hands-on experience they need to ensure sustainable lifelong careers.”

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 http://www.madcapsoftware.com/education/scholar.aspx.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Wash., with programs also offered in Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Seattle, Shoreline, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver and Yakima. EWU offers more than 100 fields of study, 10 master's degrees, seven graduate certificates, 55 graduate programs of study and an applied doctoral program. The university’s comprehensive liberal arts curriculum includes a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Communication and a Master of Arts in English with an emphasis on Rhetoric and Technical Communication. For more information, visit http://www.ewu.edu.

About MadCap Software

MadCap Software, Inc. is a leading technical communication software firm specializing in integrated applications for end-to-end content development, delivery and management. MadCap’s software products provide state-of-the-art content workflow solutions for multi-channel publishing, including the Web, print, desktop and mobile. Through its strategic partner Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), MadCap delivers solutions optimized for Microsoft Windows, Visual Studio, and the .NET environment. Headquartered in La Jolla, CA, MadCap is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the documentation industry. Learn more about MadCap Software at www.madcapsoftware.com.

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