Ecotech Institute creates a lot of buzz in the news and online since it is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing graduates for careers in renewable energy and energy efficiency—with practical, hands-on training designed to meet the demands of cleantech employers.
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Ecotech Institute is based near Denver, Colorado, an area in which many green jobs have been developed, whether from solar panel production or from developing a wind farm, according to Ecotech Institute Marketing Director Keri Burnett.
This 2014 Ecotech Institute webinar addresses questions such as:
Chris Gorrie, Ecotech Institute's Academic Dean, hosts the 30-minute webinar.
Kristen Jolly, a Wind Energy Technology graduate from Ecotech Institute, talks about opportunities for women in the wind power industry and the opportunities for any trained workers in the clean energy workplace.
Todd Valdez, a Solar Energy Technology graduate from Ecotech Institute, talks about how Ecotech Institute helped prepare him to operate his own solar energy business, which designs and installs solar power systems for residential use.
Kristen Jolly, a Wind Energy Technology graduate from Ecotech Institute, talks about what it's like to work on a wind farm and the opportunities for trained workers in the clean energy workplace.
Chris Stevens just wanted a cleaner parade route. But his idea turned into a fun grassroots effort of over 150 Ecotech Institute students and staffers who helped make Denver's big St. Patrick's Day Parade even greener.
Chris, an Ecotech Institute student, lead the project which included gathering recyclables along the route and parading an "Eco-Float" outfitted with solar panels and a wind turbine.
In this commercial for Ecotech Institute in Denver, CO, graduate Todd Valdez talks about how the solar energy education at Ecotech Institute helped him succeed in his solar energy business, designing and installing solar energy systems.
"It's a career I that makes me proud, in an industry that's changing the world."
In this commercial for Ecotech Institute in Denver, CO, graduate Kristen Jolly talks about how wind changed the direction of her life.
"Today, I am working in a career I love. Ecotech Institute has real world technology. So I learned in labs with the actual equipment we use in the field. I'm really am making the world a better place."
The jobs are out there, but where? The renewable energy and sustainability industries offer untapped opportunity for trained and skilled workers who seek a career. Find out more in this 30-minute webinar, part of the "Living the Ecotech Lifestyle" series.
Part of the "Living the Ecotech Lifestyle" series, this fast-paced session explores the growing awareness surrounding global sustainability practices, including what it means to be a sustainable business as well as best practices to accurately quantify the value of sustainability initiatives.
Part of the "Living the Ecotech Lifestyle" series, this 30-minute webinar proves that energy efficiency doesn't have to be scary. You'll discover a more eco-friendly lifestyle and get insights on the cost savings and sustainable benefits that businesses enjoy by improving efficient energy use.
Student Charles Spencer is a Navy veteran who is a student in Ecotech Institute's Power Utility Technology Program. He talks about how he chose the college and what he hopes to do after completing his associate's degree.
Ecotech Institute graduate and military veteran Shawn Sanders talks about the student experience at Ecotech Institute.
Ecotech Institute graduate Shawn Sanders talks about why he recommends Ecotech Institute to others.
Ecotech Institute student Kimberly Fulford, who majors in Wind Energy Technology, talks about why she chose Ecotech Institute.
Ecotech Institute Student Career Development Specialist Jennifer Condreay talks about the various clean energy jobs graduates from Ecotech Institute are finding.
Ecotech Institute Student Career Development Specialist Jennifer Condreay talks about the school's job placement work in the clean energy field.
Ecotech Institute Student Career Development Specialist Jennifer Condreay talks about how training at Ecotech Institute can speed up training time on the job, which keeps clean energy and other green employers asking for Ecotech Institute graduates.
Ecotech Institute student Fred Lindhe, who majors in Wind Energy Technology, talks about why he chose Ecotech Institute.
Take a tour of the first and only college entirely focused on preparing graduates for careers in renewable energy, energy efficiency, solar and wind. Well-equipped learning labs--including the Wind Safety Lab--offer the latest technology. All are designed to help students build the expertise they'll need in their clean energy careers.
Students in Wind Energy Technology benefit from various wind turbine trainers and a simulator that allows remote operation of a wind farm via the Internet. Plus, Ecotech Institute is home to a 20-ton Eichoff gearbox, provided by Siemens, that gives students the ability to perform hands-on inspections and troubleshooting.
The Ecotech building is LEED-gold certificated from the U.S. Green Building Council and includes 12 rooftop solar panels and eight wind turbines generating more than 65,000-kilowatt hours of electricity each year.
This is a question-and-answer session between energy author Chris Martenson* and students at Ecotech Institute in Denver, Colorado. The moderator is Shawn Lamb, Ecotech Institute Program Director for Energy Efficiency and Wind Energy Technology, two of the associate's degree programs offered at the college.
Our students talk about their programs, why they chose Ecotech Institute, what they are learning and what they are getting out of their education.