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Ecotech Institute recently announced that it has assembled a who’s who of diverse industry leaders to serve as its Local Board of Advisors. Ecotech already boasts a phenomenal National Board of Advisors that continue to be instrumental in shaping curriculum that matches what employers want.
The local board will interface with Ecotech in a variety of ways, such as speaking to students and providing job training input. In addition, the members will help students as they look for jobs and provide informational interviews so students can learn more about the green landscape from people currently working in the space.
“Ecotech is proud to be affiliated with such an impressive group of individuals and their support is invaluable to our students and staff,” said Michael Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. “We focus on preparing students for life-long careers from the moment they enroll, and our partnerships with approachable, informed leaders is a critical element to that initiative.”
Ecotech’s Local Board of Advisors includes:
• Jennifer Beach, Owner-Manager, Starfire Energy LLC
• Tim Cahalin, Senior Recruitment Consultant/Senior Account Executive/Editor, Energy Central
• Scott Charter, Managing Partner, GGP Energy
• Paul Czarnecki, Member, Colorado Association of Manufacturing and Technology
• Maury Dobbie, Assistant Director, Colorado State University Center for the New Energy Economy
• Greg Foster, Operations Engineer, Williams Production RMT
• Jeff Hanko, President, Metal Finishing Systems and Advanced Industrial Technology
• Roark Lanning, Turbine Engineering Manager, RES Americas
• Vance Nixon, Manager, Technical Resources, Clipper Windpower, LLC
• Justin Pentelute, CEO, Syndicated Solar, Inc.
• Matt Pevarnik, Account Executive, Alstom Power
• Marietta Silva, Corporate Partnership Manager, Veterans Green Jobs
“It is critical that students have access to industry professionals during their training and Ecotech includes this element as part of their practical education,” said Jennifer Beach, Owner and Manager of Starfire Energy LLC. “I look forward to providing guidance to help ensure that students graduate with a skill set that business owners will be seeking.”
To learn more about Ecotech Institute, visit us at www.ecotechinstitute.com or call 1-877-326-5576. The next round of classes begins in January 2012 and applications are being accepted now. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Multiple sources have named Ecotech a military friendly school, including Military Times Edge, which named Ecotech Institute one of the best schools for veterans: http://militarytimesedge.com/projects/best-for-veterans/best-colleges-for-veterans/2011/2-year/.Ecotech Institute recently announced that it has assembled a who’s who of... more
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Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America’s workforce for alternative energy careers in renewable energy and sustainable design, today announced growing demand for its Electrical Engineering Technology Program. As research continues to underscore the importance of an overhauled power sector, related job skills will be critical and Ecotech’s program is in the forefront for career training.
Ecotech Institute, which is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, launched in Denver, Colorado in April 2010 with seven highly practical renewal energy degree programs and one certificate program that provide graduates with skills that are valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers.
According to The 21st Century Electric Utility: Positioning for a Low-Carbon Future, a Ceres Report authored by Navigant Consulting, “The successful 21st century electric utility company will be very different from the utility of the 20th century. To remain competitive, today’s utility must respond to the risks and opportunities from climate change, carbon costs, volatile fuel prices, emerging clean technologies, expanding energy efficiency programs, increasing customer expectations and competing third party energy providers. Responding to these challenges will require new core competencies and revised business models for U.S. utilities.”
“Ecotech’s Electrical Engineering Technology Program is in high demand for its ability to prepare graduates for careers that require highly technical knowledge in the new energy economy,” says Alison Wise, Director of Career Services at Ecotech Institute. “For example, as the aging grid moves toward Smart Grid technologies, our students will have the knowledge base to sustain lifelong careers in this changing industry.”
This program prepares students for alternative energy careers while focused on the fundamentals of electrical engineering. Ecotech’s state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities allow students the opportunity to apply theory and graduates will be well prepared to become electrical engineering technicians.
The Electrical Engineering Technology Associate degree requires 96 credit hours of education. Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
• Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery;
• Perform diagnostic electrical analysis;
• Meet industry standards within the electrical engineering field;
• Apply safety principles; and
• Coordinate a successful job search.
To learn more about Ecotech Institute, visit http://www.ecotechinstitute.com/. Applications are being accepted now and financial assistance is available.Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing... more