Ecotech institute students graduate “job ready” with industry certifications
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Ecotech Institute Students Graduate “Job Ready” With
Programs allow new professionals to enter desired industries and
hit the ground running
Denver, CO, February 26, 2014 – Students attending Ecotech Institute, the only college
entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training, can now receive industry
certification from three distinct national standards development and credential
organizations. This provides Ecotech Institute graduates the best foundation possible to
immediately make an impact in their field.
Ecotech Institute students have the opportunity to graduate with certifications from North
American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), Occupational Safety & Health
Administration (OSHA), and Building Performance Institute (BPI).
These designations expand graduates’ career opportunities. For example, the BPI
certification ensures that new professionals interested in careers in state-run energy
efficiency and weatherization programs are qualified for these positions, since many of these
programs require the BPI certification.
“We are proud of our graduates and the knowledge and complete skill sets they have when
they leave Ecotech,” said Chris Gorrie, Academic Dean of Ecotech Institute. “When our
graduates enter the workforce they can immediately make a difference in their career
because of our hands-on green energy training labs and the sustainable energy-related
courses our students go through.”
Ecotech Institute has nine renewable energy labs that students can take advantage of to get
a hands-on education. This year, Ecotech Institute’s energy efficiency lab will also open,
helping students prepare for sustainable energy industry certifications on-site.
The new energy efficiency lab is in addition to Ecotech Institute’s Wind Training Lab, which
simulates operational and safety functions on large, commercial wind turbines. These labs
further position Ecotech Institute as the premier destination for renewable energy
Ecotech Institute, based in Aurora, Colo., currently offers eight associate’s degree programs:
Facility Management Technology
Solar Energy Technology
Wind Energy Technology
Renewable Energy Technology
Electrical Energy Technology
Power Utility Technician
Business Administration – Sustainability
For more information on Ecotech Institute, visit www.ecotechinstitute.com.
About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s
workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability and is accredited by the
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Launched in April 2010 in Denver,
Colorado, it offers eight highly practical renewable energy degree programs that provide
graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers. Classes
start once per quarter and applications are always accepted. Financial assistance is available
to those who qualify. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America.
For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-3265576.