Ecotech Institute's President to Join Forum on the Future of Energy at Colorado Energy Expo

May 8, 2015

Event gathers education and industry leaders to discuss energy innovation and the economic implications for Colorado

Denver, Colo. — May 8, 2015 — On Wednesday, May 13, high school students across Colorado will have the opportunity to learn about the future of the energy industry and potential energy careers. It's all part of Colorado Energy Expo's new "Student Career Development Forum". Chris Gorrie, Ecotech Institute's school president will take part in the forum on "Identifying Pathways toward Energy Careers". Two sessions will be held to discuss this topic. Other energy and education leaders joining Chris will include:

  • Jim Marchiori, Executive Director, University of Colorado Global Energy Management Program (Moderator)
  • Lin Sherman, Career Center Assistant Director and Director of Recruitment, Colorado School of Mines
  • Rich Thatcher, Lead Faculty, Red Rocks Community College

This forum will give students an opportunity to learn how they can get plugged into exciting careers in energy, with the first session starting at 8:15 a.m., followed by a second session at 9:15 a.m.. The Exhibit Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. where students can then meet with representatives from energy companies. The overall expo is expected to host between 3,000-5,000 attendees.

"Many high school students are still unsure what they want to do and what career path to pursue. So this forum will be a great opportunity for students to ask questions and for us all to discuss the great role of energy in Colorado," said Chris Gorrie, Ecotech Institute's president.

Student Career Development Forum

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Two sessions
8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High



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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 eight 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 or call 877-326-5576.