We are excited to report that three of Ecotech Institute’s female wind energy technology students were recently awarded 2017 Wind at Our Backs Scholarships by Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), an organization that promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women in the renewable energy economy.
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Ecotech Institute was recently featured in an article examining the ongoing growth of Colorado’s wind energy job market. Titled, “The Job Market Is Spinning for Colorado’s New Wind Workforce,” the piece was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a nonprofit international environmental organization focused on protecting the air, the water, and the wild.
At Ecotech Institute, we take pride in training the next generation of clean sustainable and renewable energy experts for this rapidly developing industry.
The world is on the cusp of a renewable energy revolution. Investments in renewable energy are at an all-time-high, and the majority of countries now have policies that support renewable energy in one way or another.
The energy industry has historically been a male-dominated sector. In fact, according to a 2014 white paper by the U.S. Agency for International Development, women comprised only 20 percent of the oil and gas industry in the United States.
Ecotech Institute’s Program Director, Auston Van Slyke was recently highlighted by Wind Systems Magazine, a monthly publication covering all aspects of the wind energy industry. Published in the magazine’s December 2016 issue, the detailed two-page interview provides an insider’s look into the wind turbine technician job and what makes it one of the fastest-growing professions today.
As we settle into the new year, let’s take a look at what the passing year meant for the clean-energy sector. In fact, we wouldn't be amiss to say that both 2015 and 2016 were truly game-changing for the industry.