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Energy Employers Meet Candidates at Ecotech Institute’s Career Fair

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Ecotech Institute held one of its biggest career fair events of the year. More than 170 current students and alumni, as well as members of the community, gathered on the Ecotech Institute campus to meet with representatives from some of the largest employers in the energy industry.

A Win for Denver’s Renewable Energy Industry

On Nov. 9, voters approved Initiative 300, a grassroots initiative that requires all new buildings with large rooftops constructed within the city to have a portion of their roofs covered with either solar panels or vegetation.

Denver Green Roof Initiative Visits Ecotech Institute

Last week, the Ecotech Institute was visited by representatives of the Denver Green Roof Initiative, a grassroots campaign comprised of volunteers who seek to address climate change on a local level.

Is Wind Energy Viable? Ecotech Institute’s Auston Van Slyke Explains

With new technological advancements in recent decades, wind power has taken an enormous leap forward, becoming more efficient and affordable than ever before. With a fleet of more than 56,000 wind turbines nationwide, wind energy provided more than 5.5 percent of the country’s electricity in 2016, with a handful of states sourcing well over 20 percent of their electricity from wind.

Congressman Mike Coffman Visits Ecotech Institute

Ecotech Institute welcomed an important guest on its Aurora campus on Sept. 19. Mike Coffman, the United States Representative for the Sixth Congressional District of Colorado, visited our college and met with Ecotech Campus President Chris Gorrie.

Auston Van Slyke Shares Wind Tech Safety Tips with Windpower Engineering Magazine

Wind turbine technicians often enjoy some of the best views and vistas available in a workplace. However, they also face a number of work-related hazards, which include climbing great heights, working with high voltage, and dealing with unpredictable weather conditions while servicing turbines in remote locations.

Ecotech Institute is Now on RallyPoint

Ecotech Institute is recognized as a military-friendly school by Military Advanced Education and Transition as well as Military Times, and we are always thinking of ways that would make it easier for our service members and veterans to continue their education and transition seamlessly back to civilian life.

Ecotech Institute Students Awarded Prestigious Scholarship by WRISE

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.

IRENA Report: Renewable Energy Employs Almost 10 Million People

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) recently published its latest annual report on the state of the industry. According to the report, the renewable energy industry now provides jobs for more than 9.8 million people worldwide.

[VIDEO] Students Build a Solar Phone Charger

Ecotech Institute students recently built an energy storage box that will pull from solar energy to charge four cell phones at a time. They used a milk crate and solar panel to create the box. Ecotech Institute Solar Energy Technology Program Director Christopher Janin supervised the project.

NRDC Highlights Ecotech Institute’s Role in Colorado Wind Energy

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.

U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Gold Rush is Under Way

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.

Wind Systems Magazine Spotlights Auston Van Slyke and Ecotech Institute

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.

Ecotech Institute’s Auston Van Slyke Featured in U.S. News & World Report

Ecotech Institute’s Wind Energy Technology Program Director, Auston Van Slyke was recently featured in a thought-provoking article by U.S. News & World Report. The piece highlights Van Slyke’s first encounter with wind turbines, which inspired him to learn more about the technology, and provides an informative overview of the wind turbine technician (a.k.a. wind tech) profession.

Clean Energy Industry Future Is Brighter than Ever

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.

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