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The OCAS Newsroom Mobile App Wins Three W3 Awards

GUELPH, ON, November 22, 2016 – The mobile app by OCAS – the company who provides, the centralized application and information hub for Ontario’s 26 public colleges – has won three W3 Awards.

The apply-to-college mobile app, developed in partnership with Clearbridge Mobile, took Silver in the following categories:

  • Mobile Features – Best User Experience
  • Mobile Features – Best Visual Design - Aesthetic
  • Mobile Features – Best Visual Design - Function

“We are honoured to have our mobile app recognized with such a prestigious award,” said Karen Creditor, CEO of OCAS. “With the app’s clean dashboard and easy tap-and-swipe actions, our applicants are now able to engage in a much smoother and enjoyable college application experience. Searching for programs is also far more intuitive through the app and evolves continuously as we learn what college explorers are searching for.”

Attracting over 5,000 entries, the W3 Awards honours outstanding websites, web marketing, web video, mobile sites / apps and social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide.

The W3 is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a group of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media firms, including AgencyNet, AvatarLabs, Big Spaceship, Block Media, Conde Nast, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Fry Hammond Barr, Microsoft, MTV Networks, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Wired, Yahoo! and many others.

About the Mobile App
The mobile app puts the complete apply-to-college experience right where our users want it – in their hands. With an easy to navigate dashboard and simple tap-and-swipe actions, applicants can easily browse and favourite programs, complete their entire application, and view and confirm their offers of admission, all from right within the app.

The mobile app is available for iOS and Android.

About OCAS
OCAS is the link between postsecondary applicants and Ontario’s public colleges. Each year, we help over 200,000 individuals research college programs and complete applications. We’re also a shared service provider for colleges and industry partners, delivering centralized technology and a data warehouse that is a trusted source of business intelligence.  |

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Alissa Robson
Manager, Marketing & Communications
519.763.2363 x6888