Community leader to guide students down the path to a sustainable career
Denver, Colorado - June 9, 2010 - Ecotech Institute (www.ecotechinstitute.com), the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America's workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design, today announced that Glenn Wilson will serve as the school's dean of students.
Glenn Wilson brings more than 30 years of education, engineering and sustainability-focused experience to the position. In his previous roles, he has a proven track record of improving efficiency, lowering costs, reducing energy usage, implementing green practices and creating a sense of community within companies.
"Incoming Ecotech Institute students need a leader with the knowledge and passion to take them from learners into successful members of the green economy," said Michael Seifert, President at Ecotech Institute. "We are delighted for Glenn Wilson to join the Ecotech team, as his past experience will bring valuable insight and inspiration to our programs and students."
Before joining Ecotech Institute, Glenn was the program director for clean energy technology at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to developing the associate's degree in Clean Energy Technology, Glenn taught several of the classes, including energy and manufacturing, AC/DC, statistical process control and digital devices.
Previously, Glenn was a long-time leader in plant management and engineering at Anheuser Busch and began his career at Adolph Coors Company. In these positions, he was responsible for many functions, including major operations oversight, incorporation of sustainable practices and a wide variety of other quality initiatives.
Glenn received his master's of science in engineering management from the University of Missouri; a bachelor's of science in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado and holds a professional engineering license.
"I am thrilled to begin working with the students at Ecotech Institute," said Wilson. "With at least 5 million new green jobs on the horizon in this country, I look forward to helping students become the educated workforce that is so desperately needed."
Ecotech Institute, which is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, is launching with seven highly practical degree programs and one certificate program that provide graduates with skills that are highly valued by today's renewable energy employers, including:
• Electrical Engineering Technology, Associate of Applied Science
• Energy and Environmental Paralegal, Associate of Applied Science
• Energy Efficiency, Associate of Applied Science
• Environmental Technology, Associate of Applied Science
• Renewable Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science
• Solar Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science
• Sustainable Interior Design, Certificate Program
• Wind Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science
About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America's workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design. 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. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit www.ecotechinstitute.com.
About Education Corporation of America
Education Corporation of America is a leader in the post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of over 18,000 students. The ECA website is www.ecacolleges.com. Schools include Virginia College, founded in 1983, a private institution of higher education that offers non-degree and associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs in the areas of Health and Medical, Business, Information Technology, Interior Design, Computer Design, Cosmetology, Nursing and more in fourteen different cities. Virginia College campuses are located in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama; Jacksonville and Pensacola, Florida; Augusta, Georgia; Biloxi and Jackson, Mississippi; Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Austin, Texas. The Virginia College website is www.vc.edu. Virginia College also offers classes worldwide via the Internet, with student services and admissions facilities in Birmingham, Alabama, and Tampa, Florida. Information about online classes at Virginia College is available at www.vconline.edu. . Additionally, ECA operates Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, with locations in Birmingham, Alabama, and Jacksonville, Florida. The website is www.culinard.com. ECA also operates Golf Academy of America, with locations in Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California; Orlando, Florida; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Golf Academy website is www.golfacademy.com.
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