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Mactech Providing Programs to Clients at Sydney’s Transition House

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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 common area at the Sydney Transition House. The stations, available for use by all clients, are equipped with computers, text books and other educational materials required for completing program modules.

Clients will also be encouraged to use the equipment for creating or updating resumes, looking for work and affordable housing and setting up and checking email accounts.

Transition House’s executive director, Helen Morrison, said the program will be helpful to women undergoing serious change in their lives.

"Some of our women have been out of the workforce for quite a while and starting a job search is often frightening, “said Morrison. “This opportunity for our women to access training through Mactech (HomeED) allows them to start working on moving forward while here in the shelter and continues after they leave. These courses give our women confidence and new skills to move forward in their lives.”

Mactech Distance Education, more commonly known as HomeED has been providing quality education to Canadians for over 25 years. Known as an innovator in distance learning; MDE is meeting the world's demands for quality online learning. Mactech is the only Nationally Accredited and ISO 9001:2008 Certified College in Canada.

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