Bridges Transitions Inc.

Bridges Transitions Inc.

July 22, 2005 08:45 ET

Bridges Signs Agreement with 12th Largest U.S. School District

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 22, 2005) - Bridges Transitions Inc. ("Bridges" or "the Company") (TSX:BIT), a leading provider of career and educational planning solutions, is pleased to announce that it has recently signed a one-year agreement with Virginia's Fairfax County Public School District. This agreement will see Bridges' products placed in all of the public middle and high schools within Fairfax County.

This agreement will provide all high schools with access to Bridges' online testGEAR™ test preparation products including testGEAR for SAT® and ACT™, Choices Planner and Choices Explorer and all middle schools with access to Choices Explorer.

"We are obviously pleased to see our testGEAR products continuing to gain traction in the school market," says Bridges CEO John Simmons. "It is particularly satisfying to see a long-term customer -- the 12th-largest school district in the U.S.-- expanding the number of Bridges products used within the district by placing our testGEAR products in the hands of their students."

About testGEAR

Bridges' testGEAR products assist students in improving test scores on U.S. college entrance exams such as the SAT®, PSAT, ACT™ and High School State Exit Exams. testGEAR test prep provides every student the same advantage -- to be extremely prepared and demonstrate their true potential as they ready themselves for their post secondary educational experience. testGEAR online test prep courses offer students a personalized study plan based on a brief diagnostic test that strengthens content skills, introduces test-taking strategies and builds confidence with many short practice tests and full-length exams.

About Choices Planner

Choices Planner is an online career information delivery system that allows users to compare, connect and choose from a vast network of work and education options to build education and career plans. Choices Planner is the online version of Choices CD, which has been in distribution for over 20 years. The program incorporates many of the features and content from Choices CD, yet is designed with the same online capabilities and interface as Choices Explorer. Choices Planner includes a comprehensive suite of assessments, college planning, accountability reporting tools, online storage in a personal Portfolio and user guidance tools. Choices Planner allows users to make an effortless transition from exploration to planning, now with common authentication between the two products and a six-year planning portfolio shared with Choices Explorer.

About Bridges

Bridges is the leading provider of software-based and online education planning, career exploration, and high school/college test prep resources designed to help students achieve education and career success. Over 14,000 schools and other agencies across the U.S. and Canada use Bridges' products and services. Bridges serves the needs of more than one million annually graduating high school students seeking educational or career planning assistance. For more information, visit The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol: BIT.

testGEAR is a trademark of Bridges Transitions Inc. SAT is a registered trademark of the College Examination Board. ACT is a trademark of ACT, Inc.

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