Friday, February 17, 2012
Ecotech Institute recently made "Top Cleantech News" on the website Clean Technica. The item reported the college's growth to 400 students. Ecotech moved into its new Aurora, Col. campus complex in 2011.
Meanwhile, school officials have announced that Ecotech Institute will sponsor the Green Jobs Showcase at the upcoming Green Schools National Conference.
The second annual conference, to be held February 27–29 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, will bring together K–12 leaders and educators from around the country. Attendees will learn new ways to make schools and districts green and healthy centers of academic excellence. The conference is positioned as the centerpiece of a national movement sending a strong, clear message that green is the future of our schools.
The conference features a landmark appearance by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on February 28 where he will discuss the newly established U. S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools Program. The conference will be the most comprehensive resource for schools hoping to become a Green Ribbon School in 2012.
"Ecotech is passionate about supporting the education industry's movement to embrace sustainability in its facilities, curriculum and shaping students' view of the world," said Mike Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. "We are pleased to play a role in building a bridge between schools and the marketplace."