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MDE Helps to Provide Hot, Nutritious Meals for those in Need

post preview image North Sydney, Nova Scotia – Often times Christmas brings out the best in people, and taking the time to appreciate what you have and to help others seems even more important during the holidays. Each year, the 37 employees at Mactech Distance Education fundraise to provide Christmas Cheer to some of the less-fortunate of… [Read More]

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day

post preview imageThis Sunday, June 21st is National Aboriginal Day. The day was first celebrated in 1996, after it was proclaimed that year by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc, to be celebrated on June 21 annually. For generations, many Aboriginal peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the… [Read More]

Make Safety a Habit

post preview imageNorth Sydney, NS - This week, May 3rd - 9th, is North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, which strives to focus attention on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community. Mactech shares a focus and vision of safer workplaces and communities for all students and staff. One major… [Read More]

Mactech Distance Education becomes a Google Partner

post preview imageNorth Sydney, NS - Mactech Distance Education is proud to announce they are now a Google Partner. Google Partners are digital marketing professionals and other online consultants trusted by Google. Becoming a Google Partner allows access to special events and training, industry research, product updates, and the Google Partners Community. Google… [Read More]

Bursary Awarded

post preview imageMDE is pleased to award the 2014-2015 Bursary for Persons with Disabilities to an exceptional applicant, Maria Kristina Schauber. Ms. Schauber has been awarded approximately $2,200 towards her training at Mactech Distance Education in the field of Human Resources Administration. Having a learning disability for the majority of her academic life has played a role in… [Read More]

Shop of the Class

post preview imageNorth Sydney, Nova Scotia – Once again this year, Mactech Distance Education has taken part in the “Shop of the Class” 2014 event. Mactech Distance Education partnered with Sport Chek to provide new, warm winter coats to 38 deserving children in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The event, put on by the Cape Breton Regional… [Read More]

MDE donates to North Sydney Food Bank

post preview imageMany people really don’t realize the extent of hunger’s reach in this country. According to FoodBanks Canada’s website, each month, close to 850,000 Canadians are assisted by food banks, and 36.4% of those helped are children and youth. Although thinking of others all year round is important, this time of year is especially significant to giving back… [Read More]

Universal Children's Day

post preview image The United Nations' Universal Children's Day, which was established in 1954, is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. The world has made a promise to children - we will do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive,… [Read More]

Student Loan Repayment Webinar – Sign up today!

North Sydney, Nova Scotia – If you have a student loan, it’s very important to understand your repayment options and obligations. That’s why MDE hosts a monthly repayment webinar for our applicants, students, and graduates. After hosting the webinars for the last 18 months, MDE has compiled some answers to frequently asked questions: What is a Webinar? A webinar is a presentation or seminar that is transmitted over the Web. Webinars are… [Read More]

Lest We Forget

post preview image North Sydney, Nova Scotia - On November 11th, we will mark Remembrance Day - a day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War 1 to remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day gives Canadians an opportunity to honour veterans and our forces members currently… [Read More]

BBB Accredited

MDE is proud to announce that they are now a Better Business Bureau accredited business with an A+ rating serving customers in the most effective way. BBB has determined that Mactech Distance Education meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve consumer complaints. Continuous improvement and growth have always been top objectives at MDE, so this path to advancing marketplace trust is a natural… [Read More]

Take Our Kids to Work

post preview image We are pleased to have Lucas Hancock, son of long-time employee Laurie Hancock, working with us today as part of the Take Our Kids to Work program. This is an annual national program in which Grade 9 students are hosted by parents, friends, and volunteers at workplaces across the country every November. The program supports career… [Read More]

Suicide Prevention Day - One World Connected

post preview image Did you know that the number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined? Efforts to prevent suicide have been celebrated worldwide on Suicide Prevention Day – September 10th – each year since 2003. The 2014 theme of World Suicide Prevention Day is ‘One World… [Read More]

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

post preview image North Sydney, NS - Soaking your family, friends, and co-workers with ice cold water is generating a media storm around North America and raising awareness for ALS. ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. People living with the disease become… [Read More]

Alberta First Nation Community Changes its Name

On January 1st, 2014, the community known as Hobbema First Nations changed its name to Maskwacis. The name change shows a respect for the Cree way of life. The old name “Hobbema” isn’t a Cree word. The area actually didn’t become known as Hobbema until 1891 when the president of the Canadian Pacific Railway named a flag station after a Dutch landscape painter. Reclaiming the traditional name, Maskwacis, which means “Bear Hill, Land of the Cree” was a welcome… [Read More]

Showing Support with Logan's Angels

post preview image North Sydney, Nova Scotia - In March 2014, Mactech Distance Education employees were pleased to join the Logan's Angels team by participating in a t-shirt fundraiser to help support Logan Harris, a young boy battling cancer, and his family. Logan brought so many people together, his courage and strength has inspired people… [Read More]

A Sweet Surprise

post preview imageThe staff at Mactech was treated to a sweet surprise this morning. A lovely box of delicious chocolate fudge was delivered to the door care of Cathy Sutherland and the Children’s Wish volunteers for our support of the Princess Tea Party. Because of the support of sponsors like Mactech and the many… [Read More]

Princesses Gather to Support Children’s Wish

post preview image Sydney, Nova Scotia – Mactech Distance Education was pleased to support this year’s Children’s Wish Foundation Princess Tea Party as The Imperial Cupcake Sponsor. On May 25th, 2014 the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, decorated in true fairy tale style, was transformed in to a fantasy palace complete with a King and… [Read More]

Mactech Supports Nova Scotia AAA Pee Wee Provincials

post preview image The “Dartmouth Wailers” host team was happy to welcome the 6 other teams representing the province to participate in the highest level of Pee Wee hockey in the province. As a Gold Sponsor, Mactech Distance Education staff is pleased to support these young athletes. “The Antigonish Bulldogs defeated the Truro Bearcats 6 to 4 in the final. It was a great… [Read More]

Bursary Awarded to A+ Student Rodney Levett

post preview imageMDE is pleased to award the 2013-2014 Bursary for Persons with HIV/AIDS to outstanding applicant, Rodney Levett. Rodney has been awarded $3,500 towards his training at Mactech Distance Education in the field of A+ Technical Support. Living with HIV for 20 + years has, certainly, played a role in increasing Rodney's determination and fortitude. After learning his Canada Student Loan funding didn’t… [Read More]

Cape Breton Partnership Newsletter Features Jennifer Flynn, Mactech Distance Education

post preview imageJennifer Flynn, a native of New Waterford, is an artistic soul who enjoys spending time with her family. Flynn has always lived in Cape Breton, citing the island’s people and scenery as a reason to stay true to her roots, saying, “I’ve never seriously considered leaving Cape Breton. We have one of the top ranked… [Read More]

Mactech Providing Programs to Clients at Sydney’s Transition House

North Sydney, Nova Scotia – “We see this as a chance to reach out to women at Transition House, offering access to practical educational programs that can build confidence and lead to better future job opportunities.” said Jennifer Flynn, communications manager at Mactech Distance Education. Mactech will provide computer access and free educational programs to Transition House clients. Under the pilot project, MDE has set up two education stations in a… [Read More]

Welcome to the Team

MDE would like to officially welcome Joanna Smith to the MDE team. Joining us as an Admission Representative, Joanna will be working with applicants to help them achieve their educational goals. “I really enjoy helping each potential student to reach their goals and to make sure each & every person is happy and satisfied with their decision and future career” says Ms. Smith. Joanna comes to us with a wealth of experience in both recruitment and… [Read More]

MDE Promotes Atlantic First Nation Schools Christmas Concert

post preview imageMactech Distance Education has joined with Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk and Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey to stream a Christmas concert to our student population across Canada on Tuesday, December 17th. The concert will be celebrated at Eskasoni Ksite’taqnk Day Care, Eskasoni High School-Allison Bernard Memorial, Unamaki TEC-Eskasoni,… [Read More]

Kids Receive Coats Courtesy of Mactech

post preview imageNorth Sydney, Nova Scotia – As part of the “Shop of the Class” 2013 event, Mactech Distance Education partnered with Sport Chek to provide new, warm winter coats to 39 deserving children in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The event, put on by the Cape Breton Regional Police and the Mayflower Mall in partnership with the Cape Breton Victoria School Board,… [Read More]

MDE Spreads Holiday Cheer

post preview imageFor the second year in a row, Mactech Distance Education, located in North Sydney, NS will be providing “Comforts of Christmas” baskets to seniors in the local community this holiday season. MDE, with the assistance of various agencies throughout the community, identified those who would benefit from this holiday cheer the most. Then the MDE elves set to work… [Read More]

MDE Promotes Anti-Bullying Video Conference

post preview image Mactech Distance Education has joined with Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk to provide educational video conferences to our student population across Canada. September 27 marks Nitap Day here in Nova Scotia. Nitap day, which means friendship day in the Mik’maq language, will be celebrated in Mik’maq Kina’matnewey schools. Events at each school are open… [Read More]

MDE Welcomes Aboriginal Student Coordinator to the Team

post preview image MDE would like to officially welcome Dawn Bear - Dawn has joined the Mactech Distance Education team as the Aboriginal Student Coordinator. Dawn is Maliseet, from Tobique First Nation, New Brunswick. She has been working within the education field since 2008. Having a current 30% Aboriginal student population, MDE… [Read More]

Distance Education – a Slam Dunk

post preview imageNorth Sydney, Nova Scotia – Recently Media Planet publication, The Next Step, as featured in the Toronto Star, did a story on the importance of distance education - highlighting Shaquille O’ Neal and his experience earning an education while playing in the NBA. Four-time NBA champion and recent… [Read More]

Welcome back from MAT leave

We’re very pleased to have our talented co-workers, Jennifer Flynn and Tracy Oakley, back in our ranks after their year-long maternity leaves. Congratulations to both of you on your new bundles of joy and welcome back to MDE, we’ve missed you!… [Read More]

MDE Launches Redesigned Website

post preview imageNorth Sydney, Nova Scotia – Now entering its 25th year in business, MDE announces that homeed.com will launch a reenergized website today. The site upgrades which feature enhanced content and a redesigned format will provide an improved user experience. Easier navigation and increased functionality are two of the key characteristics of the new… [Read More]

MDE Announces Bursary Program

post preview imageNorth Sydney, Nova Scotia – The costs of post-secondary education can be high which is why MDE is introducing its Bursary Program. A bursary is a non-repayable grant for applicants who demonstrate financial need. The Bursary Program at MDE offers applicants an opportunity to apply for financial support based on specific criteria. Financial need is… [Read More]

Celebrating 25th Anniversary

post preview image North Sydney, Nova Scotia – Mactech Distance Education is entering a milestone year, celebrating 25 years in business! Known as an innovator in distance education MDE, located in North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, currently employs 36 people and plans for expansion continue. Originally, the concept of distance education was to grant access to… [Read More]

Mactech Staffers Participate in Jail ‘N’ Bail

post preview imageOn Friday July 19, 2013, Mactech Distance Education participated in a local community fundraiser, the Jail ‘N’ Bail for North Sydney Kids. Three staff members were cuffed and hauled off to “Club Fed” to raise their “bail money” with the proceeds going to the Clifford Street Youth Centre. Clifford Street Youth Centre, located in North… [Read More]

MDE Hosts Repayment Webinar

post preview imageNorth Sydney, Nova Scotia – Mr. Joseph Geizer, representing the National Student Loan Service Center, presented the first ever Repayment Webinar in Canada at Mactech Distance Education on June 6th, 2013. Students attending Mactech are spread over a large geographical area so a webinar is the perfect tool to communicate the most current repayment information to… [Read More]

Auction in Support of Adopt-A-Family

post preview imageEvery year MDE adopts several families through the Every Woman’s Centre Adopt-a-Family program, which helps families in need enjoy the holiday season. Fundraising efforts for 2013 are already well underway. A major fundraiser this year was the charity auction held on June 22, 2013. “Our dedicated staff members went out into the community to… [Read More]

MDE Upholds ISO Registration

post preview imageNorth Sydney, Nova Scotia – Mactech Distance Education recently completed its annual External ISO Audit. Ken Sadler, of SAI Global, was on location to conduct the audit and the results this year, as in previous years, was great! Mr. Sadler notes, “Their Quality Management System is focused upon their students’ requirements and helps them provide… [Read More]

MDE Introduces an Exciting New Course

North Sydney, Nova Scotia – In September 2012, MDE rolled out a brand new program, Applied Web Development. Applied Web Development is an exciting new program that begins by building on a knowledge base in web design with a further focus on planning, coding and programming. One of the hottest career paths in today's digital age is Web Design and Development; employers are seeking individuals who are both visually artistic and able to build things from the ground up.… [Read More]

Comforts of Christmas

post preview imageIn December 2012, MDE partnered with Meals on Wheels to “adopt’ some seniors in our community for the holiday season. MDE got in touch with the Meals on Wheels Program to gain some insight on those who could benefit from the holiday cheer the most. Then MDE staff members set to work creating “Comforts of Christmas” baskets. These baskets were filled with food items,… [Read More]

MDE Announces Work Placement Program

North Sydney, Nova Scotia – The Career Services team is excited to announce its Work Placement Program. In development for several months, “the program has recently launched” says Tracy White, Student Employment Coordinator for MDE. One of the benefits of taking a course with MDE, says White, is having the opportunity to complete a work placement with a company of your choice in your community. Completing a work placement allows you to gain experience… [Read More]