Thursday, March 8, 2012

Renewable Energy Education for Women

Ecotech Institute, a pioneer college dedicated to renewable energy and sustainability, offers a great environment for women to train for careers in renwable energy. On February 16th, Ecotech held a Women in Renewable Energy meeting to bring together women at the campus to “share ideas, help each other with classwork and empower one another as they embark on a green career.”

"We are focused on making Ecotech a welcoming environment for women because we know they have a lot to offer in current and emerging green careers," said Susan Pawlak, Ecotech's Director of Career Services. "Our Women in Renewable Energy Club is just one way that Ecotech encourages women to make a mark in wind, solar, renewable energy and other industries alongside their male colleagues."

The institution says that an increasing number of women are interested in pursuing a career in green businesses.

The Labor Department states that according to The National Center for O*NET Development, several green occupations are “Bright Outlook” occupations, meaning they are expected to grow rapidly from 2008 – 2018, with a combined increase of 100,000 or more job openings. Some jobs designated as “Bright Outlook” are wind turbine service technicians, solar photovoltaic installers and recycling coordinators.

Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America's workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, the college offers seven associate's degrees and a certificate program designed by experts in the industry for people seeking careers in the emerging cleantech economy. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America.

To learn more about Ecotech Institute click here or call 877-326-5576.

© 2012, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great resources for renewable energy education can be found at www.kidwind.org.