Ecotech Institute to Host Webinar on the Demand for Skilled Labor in Renewable Energy Careers and Sustainable Industries

Thirty-minute webinar will discuss what's missing in the hiring pool for green energy jobs

January 24, 2014—Denver, Colo.– On Tuesday, January 28, Ecotech Institute will hold a 30-minute afternoon webinar, "Demand for Skilled Labor," that takes a look at why it's so hard to find employees for positions in renewable energy and sustainable industries. Other questions the webinar will address include:


*What's currently missing in the hiring pool for the renewable energy and sustainable industry?

*What is skilled labor?

*What soft skills are needed for these green energy jobs?

*What training and hard skills are needed?

Sue Pawlak, Ecotech Institute's Area Director of Career Placement, will host the event. The webinar will be broken up into two parts: a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer session.

"When I meet with hiring managers I often hear that they need employees who have very specific training in wind and solar energy, who know the equipment inside and out and they want people who have had hands-on experience," said Pawlak. "If employers don't have to spend a ton of time on green energy training, they'd definitely prefer not to and that's where applicants with skilled labor can really shine."

Webinar Topic:
"Demand for Skilled Labor in Renewable Energy"

Date:
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Time:
3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern/2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Central/1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Mountain/12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Pacific

Moderator:
Sue Pawlak, Ecotech Institute's Area Director of Career Placement

Register:
Seats are limited. Register at http://www.ecotechinstitute.com/landings/webinar/.

Ecotech Institute, based in Aurora, Colorado, is the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy training. It offers eight associate's degree programs:

*Solar Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

*Wind Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

*Renewable Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

*Facility Management Technology, Associate of Applied Science

*Electrical Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

*Energy Efficiency, Associate of Applied Science

*Power Utility Technician, Associate of Applied Science

*Business Administration – Sustainability, Associate of Applied Science.

For more information on Ecotech Institute, visit http://www.ecotechinstitute.com. You can also follow Ecotech Institute through its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EcotechInstitute and Twitter at https://twitter.com/Ecotech_Inst.

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. 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 ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.

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