Ecotech Institute has moved up two places to the 8th best school for veterans among Career and Technical Colleges in 2016
Denver, Colo. - Oct. 15, 2015 - Ecotech Institute, the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy jobs and sustainability, has once again been named to The Military Times' ‘Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges' list. The list honors top career and technical colleges doing the most for military veterans. The Military Times ranks the schools based on factors like academic and staff support, extracurriculars and student to faculty ratios, as well as statistics like veteran student retention and percentage of employment after graduation.
"We're very proud that Ecotech Institute ranks so highly among career and technical colleges for serving our veteran students," said Ecotech Institute's president, Chris Gorrie. "These students have served our country nobly and we owe it to them to provide opportunities for successful careers when they return home. It's very important to us to offer them programs geared to the needs of the job market that will also help them transition back into civilian life."
Ecotech Institute received high marks from The Military Times in many categories, including:
* Staffing a specific veterans office;
* Providing full staff support to veteran students;
* Being at or below the TA cap (monetary limit set for military tuition assistance);
* Quality staff to student ratio for individualized academic support;
* High graduation rates;
* And high rates of employment six years post-graduation.
In 2015, Ecotech Institute placed 10th among best career and technical colleges for military veterans. For a complete look at the 2016 ranking, visit http://bestforvets.militarytimes.com/colleges/career-technical-colleges/2016/. To view the full ‘Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2016' list, click here.
Ecotech Institute currently offers eight degree programs:
* Residential Energy Management;
* Solar Energy Technology;
* Wind Energy Technology;
* Renewable Energy Technology;
* Electrical Engineering Technology;
* Power Utility Technician;
* Business Administration - Sustainability;
* Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
For more information on Ecotech Institute, visit www.ecotechinstitute.com.
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 ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.