La Jolla, CA, USA and Toronto, ON — March 13, 2014 — Glendon College at York University is joining forces with MadCap Software to ensure students pursuing its “Certificate Program in Technical Communication” have cutting-edge tools and clear competitive advantages when entering the workforce. The college is using MadCap Flare—the modern 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. By using MadCap Flare, students are gaining expertise in state-of-the-art technical writing techniques through hands-on experience with the software used by thousands of companies worldwide.
Glendon College is dedicated to preparing students for careers in the technical communications field through practical knowledge of today's leading writing technologies. The school is incorporating MadCap Flare into its course, "Documentation in Business and Industry," which focuses on advanced user assistance theories, methods, and practices.
We’re excited to incorporate Flare because it's a great example of a topic-based authoring system that is XML-driven and that helps to manage content for authors,” said Jamie Roberts, technical communication course instructor at Glendon. “With technical communicators increasingly responsible for delivering user assistance across a number of different platforms and in various media, it's important to have tools that are designed for this purpose.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Glendon College to help students advance their technical communication skills and position them for successful careers,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “This partnership, as a part of our MadCap Scholar Program, builds on our commitment to empower students and give them a competitive edge when they join the workforce.”
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 http://www.madcapsoftware.com/education/scholar.aspx.
About Glendon College
Glendon College is a campus of York University, Canada's third-largest university, in Toronto, Ontario. A bilingual liberal arts college with 84 full-time faculty members and a student population of about 2,600, Glendon is located in midtown Toronto's Lawrence Park neighborhood. To learn more, visit http://www.glendon.yorku.ca/
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.