Bridges Transitions Inc.

Bridges Transitions Inc.

August 11, 2005 09:00 ET

Bridges Signs Three-Year Agreement with Atlantic Canada

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 11, 2005) - Bridges Transitions Inc. (TSX:BIT), a leading provider of career and educational planning solutions, announced today that it has signed a three-year agreement with The Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET), which has selected Bridges as the provider of choice for career exploration and education planning products to schools in all four Atlantic Canada provinces.

CAMET represents the Departments of Education for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The agreement will see Bridges' complete suite of career exploration and education planning products made available for distribution to schools in all four provinces. There are more than 1,200 public kindergarten-to-Grade 12 schools in Atlantic Canada, including over 325 high schools.

"We are pleased to have been chosen by CAMET as the provider of career exploration and education planning resources to the schools in Atlantic Canada," said John Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Bridges. "This region-wide agreement gives CAMET the ability to provide more career and education planning resources to more schools. The agreement speaks not only to the depth and breadth of Bridges' product line, but also speaks to the value and quality of Bridges resources as the four provinces extend their commitment to work with Bridges for the next three years."


The Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET) is composed of the Atlantic ministers of education and training, and was established in April 2004 by agreement of the ministers of education and training, replacing the Atlantic Provinces Education Foundation (APEF) established in 1994. Member provinces are New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The purpose of the council is to provide the framework for joint undertakings of the four provinces in the needs of public and post-secondary education.

Departments of education in the four Atlantic provinces have a long history of working together for the benefit of the public education systems. Over the past 10 years, projects have focused on joint development of curriculum, procurement of school buses, the development of learning resources, and a wide variety of products and services to improve education in the Atlantic region. CAMET's commitment is on meeting the needs of the K- to-12 students in Atlantic Canada with an overall strategic direction to improving student learning and focusing on program implementation support and student performance.

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.

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