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Seneca College first academic institution in the world to partner with Adobe to integrate its technical communication software

Toronto, September 13, 2013 – Seneca is the first postsecondary partner to integrate the Adobe Technical Communication Suite into a program’s curriculum.

This training will give students in the renowned Technical Communication Graduate Certificate program even more of a competitive edge in the workplace.

“Adobe not only provides software licenses but their support and training materials deliver added value to our students, making this partnership truly rewarding," said Prof. Beth Agnew, Coordinator for Seneca’s Technical Communication program. “Employers increasingly demand skilled communicators who can develop and manage content while helping make technology easier to use. By mastering this software, our students will be must-have employees in any company upon graduation."

Since 1998, Seneca’s Technical Communication program has been preparing students with the necessary skills to succeed in a variety of fields. Graduates have gone on to careers as writers, editors, and documentation specialists with companies such as IBM, BlackBerry, Siemens Milltronics, TD Bank, and Mount Sinai Hospital. Students are taught by working technical communication practitioners who share their experience and provide specific information about how industry-leading software such as the Adobe Technical Communication Suite is used on the job.

Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 is a powerful, integrated toolkit with single-source authoring, rich multimedia integration, and multichannel, multiscreen HTML5 publishing capabilities. Adobe's industry-leading Technical Communication products include the Technical Communication Suite, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, FrameMaker Publishing Server and RoboHelp Server, which make it easy to deliver content to iPad and other tablets, smartphones, and desktops. 

"These are industry standard tools of choice," said Bernard Aschwanden of, who helped spearhead the relationship between Adobe and Seneca, and continues to teach in the Technical Communication program. "It's not enough just to learn how the software works; the skills develop when you apply the software to real-world content issues such as creating structured content in XML and managing output for various audiences and multiple devices."

About Adobe Systems Inc.
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. Adobe's award-winning software and technologies have set the standard for communication and collaboration for more than 25 years, bringing vital and engaging experiences to people across media and to every screen in their lives, at work and at play.

About Seneca
With campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas and certificates renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Combining the highest academic standards with practical, hands-on learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensures Seneca graduates are career-ready.

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Kayla Lewis
Seneca College Media Relations
416-491-5050 ext. 77018