What We Do

We Teach Practical Job Skills Training

29 years ago the only way to gain a post-secondary education was in a traditional classroom or by correspondence. A credible alternative for quality education in a non-traditional format simply did not exist.

Having a strong educational background, Dr. Fultz MacKenzie, founder and owner of MDE, envisioned a way to combine the discipline of a traditional classroom with the flexibility of correspondence learning… and “distance education” was born.

For the first few years just as much time was spent educating people on what “distance education” was as was spent on providing the training sought by so many. Once thought to be an impersonal way of communicating with students, Distance Education, in reality, is an interactive system that allows students access to quality education within an environment that allows for instantaneous personal communication. At MDE, we get to know the student on a one to one basis with quality conversations, constructive feedback, and personal support.

Located on the beautiful island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the college has seven departments and over 37 full time employees - we are a growing company employing people in valuable and interesting jobs. Cape Breton, known for exquisite ocean scenery, countryside communities, and rich culture also offers urban amenities such as shopping, dining and entertainment - Cape Breton has something for everyone. Consistently ranked amongst the top island destinations in the world, (Travel and Leisure magazine’s 2011 World’s Best and National Geographic’s 2013 Best Trips) Cape Breton Island is a unique place to live and work.

The college brings over five-million dollars annually into the local economy and provides 37 full-time jobs. The business and staff offer signifigant contributions in support of local causes and national charities, some of which include food bank donations and Feed Nova Scotia, Children's Wish, Adopt-A-Family, Coats for Kids, ALS, and Transition House.

In recent years, the concept of distance education has really taken off and MDE is proud to be an innovator in the field; providing quality computer training for over 29 years to 15,000+ students, MDE has been built literally from the ground up. We are proud and humbled by the number of unsolicited student comments we receive telling us that we have changed their lives. The students and potential students are the reason we got started in this business and the reason why we still do it today.

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