Bridges Transitions Inc.

Bridges Transitions Inc.

October 03, 2005 09:00 ET

Bridges Transitions Inc.: Michigan Virtual University Purchases testGEAR for MEAP for All Michigan High School Students

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 3, 2005) - Bridges Transitions Inc. (TSX:BIT) announces today the sale to Michigan Virtual University of a one-year license for the use of Bridges' testGEAR™ test preparation service for the Michigan Educational Assessment Program for Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science and Socials Studies (MEAP). MEAP is the high school exit exam for the state of Michigan. Under the terms of the agreement, Michigan Virtual University will have access to testGEAR for MEAP for all high school students in Michigan.

"Michigan Virtual University has been providing students with online MEAP preparation for the last four years," said John Simmons, CEO of Bridges. "With the acquisition of testGEAR for MEAP, Michigan Virtual University can continue this tradition. Naturally, we are delighted that MVU selected Bridges' testGEAR for this important contract."

Bridges' testGEAR for MEAP was made available to all Michigan students on October 1, 2005.

About Michigan Virtual University

Michigan Virtual University (MVU) is a private, non-profit corporation established in 1998 by Governor John Engler and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (formerly the Michigan Jobs Commission) to provide online learning opportunities to Michigan's citizens. MVU does not grant degrees or certificates or teach courses, but acts as a broker of programs made available by Michigan's public and private colleges, universities, and commercial training providers. MVU is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual Automotive and Manufacturing College and the Michigan Virtual High School. For more information, visit

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 North America 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.

About Bridges' testGEAR

Bridges' testGEAR products assist students in improving test scores on high school state exit exams and U.S. college entrance exams such as the SAT®, PSAT, ACT™. Bridges' testGEAR test prep provides every student the same advantage -- to be extremely prepared and demonstrate their true potential as they ready themselves graduation. Bridges' 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.

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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