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Information and Communications Technology Council using OWL

Canada's Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has selected OWL for their Workshops Online

PITTSBURGH (July 6, 2010) – OWL Testing Software, a premier provider of affordable, web-based language testing and assessment systems, is proud to announce that the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has selected OWL Testing Software. ICTC is a not-for-profit council, dedicated to creating a highly educated, prepared and diverse workforce, including integrating Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) into Canada's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. ICTC will use OWL to enhance their Workshops Online, an online, e-learning tool for newcomers to Canada and their stakeholders.

According to ICTC President Paul D. Swinwood, “In researching potential software products, we found OWL to offer exceptional flexibility and functionality with respect to creating customized questions and tests, and supporting multiple language requirements. We are excited to see what kind of opportunities OWL Testing Software can provide.”

ICTC and OWL have signed a three-year agreement to install OWL Testing Software at the Council. The two organizations are currently collaborating to integrate OWL with ICTC’s Workshops Online.

“Our collaboration with the Information and Communications Technology Council is an ideal fit for OWL Testing Software,” says Chris Dalessandri, president and CEO of OWL. “Improving communication skills in the workplace is a key component of OWL’s mission to improve the language learning process to ultimately advance cross-language communication and cultural awareness in the age of a global economy.” Mr. Dalessandri continues, “I think what ICTC found so appealing about OWL was that it offered a comprehensive solution to help immigrating professionals improve their language skills.”

About ICTC
A not-for-profit sector council, the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) strives to create a prepared, diverse and highly educated Canadian ICT industry and workforce. ICTC is a catalyst for change, pushing for innovations that will provide standards, labor market intelligence, career pathways and immigration for the Canadian ICT industry, educators and governments. We forge partnerships that will help develop the quantity and quality of ICT professionals needed to maintain and improve Canada’s position as a leader in the global marketplace. For more information visit: www.ictc-ctic.ca To learn more about Workshops Online visit www.ictc-ctic.ca/workshopsonline.

About OWL Testing Software
OWL Testing Software is a leading provider of language test building software to academia, business, and government markets. Built as a Web-based solution for test creation, administration, and management, OWL Testing Software is unique in its ability to create tests for all four communication skills – oral, aural, reading and writing. OWL is available as licensed software and as a hosted solution to meet the needs of the largest and smallest schools, businesses, and government agencies concerned with enhancing the language learning process and outcomes. Please visit www.owlts.com or call 412.573.6143 for more information.