Ecotech Institute Hosts ‘Clean Energy Careers & Industry Growth Gathering,' Wednesday, October 21

Guests are invited to experience Ecotech Institutes campus while networking with companies, organizations and industry experts in the renewable energy field

Denver, Colo. - Oct. 13, 2015 - Ecotech Institute, the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy jobs and sustainability, will host a comprehensive and interactive "Clean Energy Careers & Industry Growth Gathering" on Wednesday, October 21. The event, held at Ecotech Institute in Aurora, Colo., will feature six renewable energy industry experts discussing wind and solar energy, global and local sustainability, low impact living and more. All the sessions will address questions like whether wind is the next energy superstar, if solar is worth the investment and whats next in energy.

Guest speaker panel includes:

Kristina Sickles, GRID Alternatives;
Kim Stevens, Environment Colorado;
Adil Kahn, Transpower Inc.;
Nicole Shook, Conservation Colorado;
Dan Staley, Analemma Resources;
Abbas Ghassemmi, The Institute of Energy & Environment at New Mexico State University.

Attendees can expect to network with hiring companies and organizations in the renewable energy and sustainability industry, tour Ecotech Institutes state-of-the-art labs and facilities, see a climbing demonstration, and get tips on making homes and businesses more energy efficient. Companies represented at the gathering include:

GRID Alternatives;
American Automation;
Abengoa Solar;
Tri State Generation;
Precision Electric;
Elwood Staffing;
Vivax Solar;
Cooper Lighting;
Bimbo Bakery;
Tri State Generation;

"We are committed to providing our students every resource available to them as they pursue their future careers in green energy," said Chris Gorrie, president of Ecotech Institute. "Bringing in the best and brightest in the wind and solar energy fields to directly interact with our students is vital to their education. We want them to receive as much real-world experience as possible, and this is one way we can offer that."


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

9:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Networking
9:45 a.m. - Introductory Remarks - Chris Gorrie, Ecotech Institute President
10 a.m. - Kristina Sickles, GRID Alternatives
10:45 a.m. - Sunrun (Solar)
11:30 a.m. - Kim Stevens, Environment Colorado
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - Adil Kahn, Transpower, Inc.
1:45 p.m. - Tri-State Power Generation
2:30 p.m. - Nicole Shook, Conservation Colorado
3:15 p.m. - COSEIA
4 p.m. - Break
6:15 p.m. Evening Session, Introductory Remarks - Chris Gorrie, Ecotech Institute President
6:30 p.m. - Dan Staley, Analemma Resources
7:15 p.m. - Abbas Ghassemmi, The Institute of Energy & Environment at New Mexico State University
8 p.m. - End of Conference

Ecotech Institute - 1400 S. Abilene St., Aurora, CO 80012

Free and open to the public


Please contact Ecotech Institutes president, Chris Gorrie, at with any questions regarding this event.

For more information on Ecotech Institute, visit

About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing Americas 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 todays 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.

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