Bridges Transitions Inc.

Bridges Transitions Inc.

July 26, 2005 09:00 ET

Florida Distributes Bridges Products Statewide

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 26, 2005) - Bridges Transitions Inc. ("Bridges" or "the Company") (TSX:BIT), a leading provider of career and educational planning solutions, is pleased to announce that the State of Florida has chosen to renew its career exploration and education planning products contract. The one-year commitment will provide Bridges' Choices Planner product and Choices CD product to every middle and high school in Florida. Under a separate agreement Florida will also provide 150 middle schools with Bridges' Career Futures software.

"We've been a Choices state for the last 26 years," said Zelda Rogers, of the Florida Department of Education. "The program is very comprehensive. It meets all the needs of our state: information on careers, education, financial aid, assessments, career planner, and too many things to mention here."

Bridges' Choices Planner provides a rich user experience offering improved performance, accountability, relevance, and accessibility. It's the Internet version of Choices CD that delivers self-directed career and education planning tools to more students - any time, anywhere.

"Florida's statewide application of our products is a testament to Florida's commitment to helping its students successfully plan for their future," said John Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Bridges. "The long-term relationship that Bridges continues to enjoy with the State of Florida reflects well on both our service and the quality and value that our products continue to provide to the education professionals and students of Florida."

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 25 years. Choices Planner incorporates many of the features and content from Choices CD, including a comprehensive suite of assessments, college planning, accountability reporting tools, online storage in a personal Portfolio and user guidance tools.

About Career Futures

Career Futures software guides middle school students through engaging hands-on activities designed to assist the student in learning about themselves, and extensive career information about occupations of interest and workplace realities, all designed to help the student make informed choices about high school.

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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