SOURCE: Ecotech Institute

Ecotech Institute

May 17, 2016 10:00 ET

Ecotech Institute Expands With Launch of Ecotech Training

Ecotech Training, Formerly Kaplan Clean Tech, Collaborates With Renewable Energy College, Ecotech Institute, to Offer Flexible Options for Students Pursuing Education and Training in Clean Energy

BIRMINGHAM, AL--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - Education Corporation of America (ECA), which operates private, accredited colleges across the United States, is pleased to announce the launch of Ecotech Training, formerly Kaplan Clean Tech. ECA recently completed the purchase of the nationally accredited Kaplan Higher Education campuses (KHEC) portfolio, which included Kaplan College, now Brightwood College, Kaplan Career Institutes, TESST College of Technology, Texas School of Business, and Kaplan Clean Tech. With the acquisition and launch, Ecotech Training now serves as an expansion of ECA's Ecotech Institute, the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability.

"The new energy economy is here and industry demand for individuals with the skills and training for clean energy jobs outpaces supply," said Chris Gorrie, President of Ecotech Institute. "More and more students are seizing this opportunity and want to be trained to work in renewable energy."

Through flexible options designed for different levels of experience and to meet diverse career goals, individuals can pursue education in clean energy in a way that works for them. Along with eight renewable energy degree programs at Ecotech Institute, Ecotech Training now offers individuals the opportunity to take courses in solar energy installation, energy auditing and LEED Certification. Students can take courses online or in-person at 32 different campuses across the country. Locations are in California, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

"Regardless of whether a person wants to get their foot in the door with a job in renewable energy, pursue a green career or enhance their current job with a green certification, Ecotech Institute and Ecotech Training will equip them with the training and support they need to be successful in this dynamic industry," said Gorrie.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar will employ more than 420,000 workers by 2020 -- pumping $30 billion per year into the U.S. economy. The American Wind Energy Association projects that the U.S. could increase the number of wind energy jobs to 380,000 by 2030.

For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576. To learn more information about Ecotech Training, visit ecotechinstitute.com/training or call 888-450-4684.

About Ecotech Institute and Ecotech Training:
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability. Through flexible options designed for different levels of experience and to meet diverse career goals, students can pursue education in energy in a way that works for them. There are two paths through which students can receive training: Ecotech Institute and Ecotech Training. Located in Aurora, CO, Ecotech Institute offers eight highly practical renewable energy degree programs that prepare students for green careers. Individuals across the country also have the opportunity to take green courses and pursue individual certifications in-person or online through Ecotech Training. Both Ecotech Institute and Ecotech Training are committed to equipping students with the skills and training they need to meet today and tomorrow's clean energy industry needs. Ecotech Institute and Ecotech Training are divisions of Education Corporation of America and are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.

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