DENVER, Co. — (Dec. 12, 2012) — Ecotech Institute has recently been named to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list. The annual list recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. Now in its fourth year, the list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide by Victory Media, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.
"Ecotech Institute is honored to be named as one of the elite Military Friendly Schools in the country," said Mike Betz, General Manager of Military Student Initiatives at Education Corporation of America, Ecotech's parent company. "We want the best for all of our students and strive to make each of their educational experiences as positive as it can be."
Through its Military Student Center, the school offers a go-to resource for military personnel looking to pursue an education in renewable energy and provides assistance in planning their educational experience as well as explaining benefits offered by Ecotech.
"With this Center, we ensure individualized assistance to our nation's most deserving heroes. We consider ourselves privileged to have the opportunity to help channel their military training into a promising career in the area of clean technology," added Betz.
People qualified for inclusion in Ecotech's military programs include active-duty members serving in any of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, retired military, guardsmen, reservist military personnel and anyone eligible for U.S. government veteran benefits. Military-friendly benefits offered at Ecotech Institute include tuition assistance and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. As a member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC), Ecotech follows the American Council for Education (ACE) Guide for recommendations for the award of transfer credit for military training and/or experience. All award of credit is determined by the military academic advisor, in conjunction with the Program Director, as appropriate to the student's degree program. Learn more about Ecotech's Military Student Center or call 877-824-4245.
"Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Ecotech Institute's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students," said Victory Media Vice President and G.I. Jobs Director Sean Collins.
The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP and can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.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. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers six 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.