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Ecotech Institute Named to the 'Best for Vets 2014' List

Oct 1, 2013

Ecotech Institute is Ranked 19th for its Military Veterans Services

Denver, Colo., – October 2, 2013 – The Military Times has named Ecotech Institute to its 2014 Best for Vets List. The list honors top military schools doing the most for veterans. Ecotech, which is the only college entirely focused on renewable energy training, came in at 19th out of 38. About 80 schools in total applied for the honor. The Military Times ranks the schools based on what veterans have told them are important, such as university culture, student support, academic policies, academic quality and financial aid.

"At Ecotech Institute we are thankful for the sacrifices our military veterans have already made and we want to make their transition into their next career as smooth and enjoyable as possible," said Chris Gorrie, Academic Dean at Ecotech Institute. "We strive to provide them the support they need to excel and it's an honor to be recognized for our work with military veterans."

Military veterans make up about 22 percent of Ecotech Institute's student population. Ecotech received high marks from Military Times for many things, including:

  • Accepting ACE credits
  • Being at or below post-9/11 limits
  • Academic support
  • ACICS accreditation
  • Low student-faculty ratio (14:1)

Ecotech Institute, based in Aurora, Colo., now has more than 500 students who came to Ecotech Institute from across the country for practical training in the field of sustainability. Ecotech Institute currently offers the following eight associate degree programs:

  • Solar Energy Technology
  • Wind Energy Technology
  • Facility Management Technology
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Electrical Energy Technology
  • Power Utility Technician
  • Business Administration - Sustainability

About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America's workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers six highly practical renewable energy degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today's alternative renewable energy employers. Classes start once per quarter and applications are always accepted. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.