Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ecotech Institute’s Student Population Grows Nearly 400 Percent in One Year

With jobs in renewable energy and sustainability on the rise, students from across the country are coming to Ecotech to gain hands-on training

Denver, CO, January 25, 2012 - Ecotech Institute, the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability, announced today that its January quarter kicked off with 100 new students, the largest start to date. With total current enrollment at 473 students, Ecotech witnessed a student population increase of almost 400 percent in just one year.

Ecotech Institute started classes in a temporary facility in June 2010 as it completed an overhaul of an existing vacant building. In January 2011, Ecotech’s 119 students began attending school in its LEED gold-certified campus in Aurora, Colorado. Since then, the facility’s offerings, faculty and student enrollment have continually experienced growth and improvement.

This June, the first graduating class of 39 students is expected to receive their degrees and in December 2012, another 50 students are expected to graduate. Of these students, the most popular degrees include Wind Energy Technology, Renewable Energy Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology.

“We knew we had something special when Ecotech opened its doors, and it’s inspiring to see increasingly more students come from across the country to pursue a degree that can truly make a difference in the world,” said Mike Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. “With our first group of graduates in June, we can’t wait to see where they go and to hear their stories of success. This is definitely going to be a big year for us.”

Today, 90 percent of Ecotech’s students are men and 77 percent of the students are from Colorado. However, every day more and more students are moving from other states to pursue a degree at Ecotech, with students from 37 states and Puerto Rico currently represented. The top states from which Ecotech students have relocated include California, New Jersey, Wyoming, Illinois and Texas.

With the growth in students comes a growth in faculty as well. When Ecotech first opened, the school had one program director and two instructors. Ecotech now has three program directors and 24 instructors who teach in 11 hands-on learning labs. Ecotech’s holistic teaching approach gives students a chance to learn first-hand about the technology they will use in the field of their future career. At Ecotech, students also learn soft skills (communication, workplace etiquette), math and science basics and technology skills.

Ecotech Institute, which is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, offers seven highly practical degree programs and one certificate program that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers.

To learn more about Ecotech Institute, visit us online at or call 877-326-5576. The next round of classes begins in April and applications are being accepted now. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

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. 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

Alicia Hassinger or Jenny Foust

About Education Corporation of America
Education Corporation of America is a leader in the post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of almost 20,000 students.  The ECA website is  In addition to Ecotech Institute, ECA 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, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Nursing and more in eighteen different cities.  Virginia College campuses are located in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama; Jacksonville and Pensacola, Florida; Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah, Georgia; Biloxi and Jackson, Mississippi; Charleston, Spartanburg, Columbia, and Greenville, South Carolina; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Richmond, Virginia; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Austin, Texas. The Virginia College website is  Virginia College also offers classes worldwide via the Internet, with student services and admissions facilities in Birmingham, Alabama, and Tampa, Florida, and a Military Student Center also in Tampa.  Information about online classes at Virginia College is available at  Additionally, ECA operates Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, with locations in Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama; Richmond, Virginia; Savannah, Georgia; and Jacksonville, Florida.  The website is  ECA also operates Golf Academy of America, with locations in Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California; Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Florida; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The Golf Academy website is

Alicia Hassinger
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Luxury Travel Ltd to Unveil New Overland Tours in the Kingdom of Cambodia

Luxury Travel to Offer New Exciting Tours from Phnom Penh to Angkor Temples by Road

Hanoi, Vietnam, January 26, 2012 - Luxury Travel Ltd (a long established specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand) is offering off the treasures of Cambodia tour in 8 days from Phnom Penh to Angkor Temples by road.

Cambodia is one of the safest and most fascinating destinations in Asia. The country is blessed with a rich history and a variety of cultural heritages, making it a paradise for historians, archeologists and everyday people wanting to see some of the many wonders of the ancient world.

Bordering Thailand to the west and Vietnam to the east, Cambodia offers visitors many unique experiences ranging from visiting the tribes of Ratanakiri to exploring the vast wet land of Tonle Sap Lake. There are also countless ancient temples and impressive natural scenery, including pristine beaches, mighty rivers and remote forests.

Far removed from its turbulent past, Cambodia is now open to visitors from around the world who wish to admire the grandeur of Angkor Wat and Thom, and the colonial capital Phnom Penh. Moreover, sea lovers can head for the empty beaches in Sihanoukville on the southern coast, which is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun.

“Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and is spread out on the banks of two rivers. On this tour, you’ll be able to visit the must see sites, including Wat Phnom, the Silver Pagoda in the Royal Palace complex, the National Museum and much more. Not only that, since your tour is totally private, you may choose to go off the beaten path and explore anything that strikes your fancy, with the expert help of your local guide. Upon request, balloon or helicopter rides over ancient temples or see them in style in an old vintage Citroen. Or, tee up a round of golf, make restaurant reservations, meet with artists, visit Khmer cooking instructors and designers. And even more, including, casino play, shopping recommendations, spa reservations, special-interest lecturers, and exclusive access to local activities and cultural events,” said David Nguyen, Sales and Marketing manager of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Tour prices from 1229 USD per person for two persons, double occupancy, including private transfer, pick up and drop off services, domestic flights, meals, English or French speaking guide, entrances and deluxe five accommodation.

“The majority of travelers to Cambodia come for short trips to Seam Reap and the Angkor Temples and the perception of Cambodia being dangerous has entirely changed and we now see our clients doing overland tours between provinces in Cambodia,” said Pham Ha, CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited is the first luxury tour operator and DMC in Vietnam, has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and serves thousands of high-end travelers every year. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “Best Luxury Tour Operator.”

David Nguyen
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
5 Nguyen Truong To Street
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi

Insurance King is Saving People Hundreds of Dollars on Car Insurance

New lower rates released January 1st 2012 for IL drivers. With rates as low as $24 per month for liability, drivers in IL can drive legal for less money.

Rockford, IL, January 25, 2012 - New lower rates released January 1st 2012 for IL drivers. With rates as low as $24 per month for liability, drivers in IL can drive legal for less money. Insurance King’s motto is just because insurance is mandatory doesn’t mean it’s mandatory to pay too much for it. Insurance King represents several different Insurance Companies, finding you the best price for the coverage you seek.

“I have been with Insurance King for 6 years ,I saved $33 per month when I switched and have been happy ever since.” Tim S. insurance King client

“My Insurance Agent screwed up my SR-22 and I spent a night in jail because of it. My attorney told me to call Insurance King to file the SR-22, and it was filed the very next day with the Secretary of State. It was $19 cheaper per month.” Monica G. Insurance King client

“I went to add my 16 year old son to my policy, it was an extra $214 per month and my agent actually suggested calling Insurance King for quotes. I ended up getting a separate policy for my son’s car and excluded him as a driver on my other policy. Insurance King saves me $92 per month.” Lisa A. insurance King client

“I got caught driving without insurance, got a $500 fine, had my license suspended and car impounded. I was paying $124 per month and lost my job, so decided to go without. The court made me buy insurance, and they are forcing me to keep it with a SR-22. I saw a TV spot for Insurance King and called for a quote. The price was $59 per month because they had a better payment plan and lower rates.” Brian H. Insurance King client

To get your free quote for car insurance, contact any Insurance King location in Rockford IL and speak to an agent. Insurance King on Alpine Rd office 815-639-0149, Insurance King on Auburn St office 815-968-(KING)5464 , Insurance King on 7th St. office 815-316-9522, or visit to have an agent call you.

Dan Block
Insurance King
123 N. Alpine Rd
Rockford IL 61107

EducationDynamics Releases 2011-12 eLearning Index; Reveals Compelling Trends in Online Education

Annual Report Provides Unmatched Insights into Prospective Student Demand for Online Degrees and Opportunities for Growth in Sector

Hoboken, New Jersey, January 25, 2012 - EducationDynamics, higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company, today released its 2011-12 eLearning Index, complete with five-year trends and analysis. The annual report delivers the most comprehensive review of the online education market currently available, providing unparalleled intelligence to help colleges and universities as they consider entering the market or expanding their catalog of online programs. The index evaluates data from more than 3,400 degree programs offered by more than 200 accredited institutions, and not only reveals the most popular online degrees, but also highlights growth opportunities related to areas of study where prospective student demand is not yet met.

“For more than five years, the eLearning Index has been required reading for colleges and universities as they develop their online program and course offerings,” said Carol Aslanian, Senior Vice President of Aslanian Market Research at EducationDynamics. “This incredible resource takes the guess work out of the online education market, enabling institutions to better determine what program levels, fields of study and majors will serve students best, while also providing ROI.”

EducationDynamics first published the eLearning Index in 2007; since then, several interesting trends have emerged regarding the shape of demand for online programs. Among the findings:

Associate’s level Health Programs have risen from number three to being number one, replacing Business, which has fallen to number two.

Bachelor’s level demand has remained relatively unchanged with Business degrees maintaining the largest percentage of market demand, followed by Humanities, Social Sciences and Health Professions.

MBA and other Business masters degrees have seen the most precipitous decline in demand as a percentage of market-share, dropping from number one to number four.

Education degrees have seen the greatest demand growth, relative to percent of market share, moving from number three in the 2007 report, to number one in 2011.

Doctoral degrees in the field of Education have remained the largest field of study demanded by prospective students. In the same period, degrees in the Health Professions dropped from number two to number four, with Social Science jumping from number four to number two.

The 2011-12 eLearning Index analyzes data collected in 2010 from, an EducationDynamics web resources that connects prospective students with online degree programs. During each quarter of 2010, EducationDynamics examined prospective student interest in more than 3,400 degrees listed on offered by more than 200 colleges and universities of all institutional types and categorized into one of four degree levels (e.g., associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate), across eight fields of study (e.g., education, engineering and science, visual and performing arts, etc.) and 96 majors (e.g., business administration, design, music, etc.).

Three core indices drive the analyses and resulting identification of degrees with high student interest and opportunity for growth: the eLearning Demand Index, eLearning Supply Index and eLearning Growth Index. Each index score provides an evaluation of degree level, field of study and major as it relates to demand, supply and growth in the online education marketplace.

Below are the top-line results of the 2011-12 eLearning Demand Index by degree level:

Rank Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctorate
1 Health Professions Business Education Education
2 Business Humanities
& Social Sciences Health Professions Humanities
& Social Sciences
3 Humanities Health Professions Humanities
& Social Sciences Business
4 Education Education Business Health Professions
5 Criminal Justice Computer & Criminal Justice Criminal Justice
& Law Information Sciences & Law & Law

EducationDynamics has made an executive summary of the 2011-12 eLearning Index available online; however, to order a complete copy of the report, colleges and universities should contact Carol Aslanian at 201.377.3321 or

About EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites, including,,,,,, and its special interest microsites, make EducationDynamics the premier provider of qualified prospective students for colleges and universities. In addition, the company offers a full suite of Web-delivered services proven to drive enrollment growth and reduce student attrition, as well as other innovative solutions including LeadWatchLive, its Web-based inquiry management system. Through Aslanian Market Research, the company brings decades of proprietary research, unparalleled market and student intelligence and best practice insights to clients. For more information, visit

Lindsey Mikal
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Insurance King Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Insurance King celebrates 10 years in business. Insurance King is a low cost car insurance leader in IL that was established in 2002.

Rockford, IL, January 25, 2012 - Insurance King celebrates 10 years in business. Insurance King is a low cost car insurance leader in IL that was established in 2002. “With over 40,000 cars insured and millions of dollars in claims paid in the Rockford, IL area, Insurance King has had a pretty good first 10 years,” said Dan Block co-founder of Insurance King. Insurance King started in 2002, in Loves Park IL, and has grown to 3 locations in Rockford, IL, with the main office at 123 N. Alpine Rd. Rockford, IL 61107, 815-639-0149, serving the West side of Rockford at 3814 Auburn St. Rockford, IL 61103 815-968-(KING)5464, conveniently located next to the DMV, IL Secretary of State License facility, and serving the Midtown district at 319 7th St. Rockford IL 61104 815-316-9522. The office hours are Monday through Friday 9am-5pm at the Auburn and 7th St locations and the main office on Alpine Rd. is 9am-5:30pm Monday through Friday and Saturday 12pm-4pm. Insurance King is also open most holidays simply call for holiday hours.

Co-founder Dan Block says;” the motivation for Insurance King came from personal experiences with finding low cost auto insurance. Dan was involved in an auto accident at the age of 18 which led to him being dropped from his parents policy and forcing him to find his own insurance. Dan was driving a brand new 1995 Ford Mustang GT, and the cheapest policy he found was $480 per month, which was $50 more than the actual payment for his car. In 2000, Dan became a licensed Insurance Agent and worked for a competing Insurance Agency and learned of much lower rates being offered through many different insurance carriers. Dan excelled selling hundreds of auto insurance policies per month when he ran into Scot Nyman, who had just started his own insurance agency. Dan had lunch with Scot and decided to leave where he was and helped create Insurance King, which was originally Nyman Advisors. Dan became very passionate in helping people save on their car insurance and helping people understand what a SR-22 was, that he became a SR-22 expert. Dan began driving to Chicago every Wednesday helping 20 or more get their licenses re-instated the same day with SR-22 filings. The State of IL recognized that Dan was the only Agent doing this and invited Dan to be a part of a mandatory insurance task force. With the help of Dan, the State put measures in place to help prevent fraudulent SR-22 filings and filing SR-22’s electronically. It took 3 years for the task force to get the SR-22’s filed electronically so IL citizens are now able to report their SR-22’s within 24-48 hrs.”

In 2003, Dan Block purchased the Agency from Scot Nyman, and began airing TV and Radio commercials, which have had a cult following. People actually call the Agency to let them know they love certain commercials that they saw or heard. This led Dan to run even more commercials, such as creating a jingle and even purchasing a Lion Mascot costume that dances outside of the locations and appears at social events and in TV commercials.

Today, Insurance King is expanding all over the State of IL and looking to grow into Indiana and Wisconsin. Insurance King is also developing an online rater for people to purchase insurance right from the comfort of their own homes.

To get your free quote for car insurance, contact any Insurance King location in Rockford IL and speak to an agent. Insurance King on Alpine Rd office 815-639-0149, Insurance King on Auburn St office 815-968-(KING)5464 , Insurance King on 7th St. office 815-316-9522, or visit to have an agent call you.

Dan Block
Insurance King
123 N. Alpine Rd
Rockford IL 61107