Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Data Underscores Need for Ecotech Institute’s Business Administration – Sustainability Program

Ecotech’s Clean Jobs Index Indicates Nearly 60,000 Jobs in March that Require Both Business and Sustainability Knowledge

Denver, Colorado, April 18, 2013 – As more industries develop a commitment to green practices, the number of business-related jobs that require sustainability knowledge are on the rise. According to Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, there were 59,803 U.S.-based jobs available in March that met the criteria of green jobs within a business environment. Ecotech Institute, a leader in renewable energy and sustainability education, continues to watch this growing trend and aims to fill the gap for qualified candidates with its two-year Business Administration – Sustainability degree program.

“Sustainability-focused careers span the globe and cross many boundaries from public and private sectors to nonprofits, consulting and more,” says Kyle Crider, director of sustainability for Ecotech Institute. “Organizations of all sizes that are looking to lessen their carbon footprint require someone who deeply understands the intersection between business and sustainability.”

Ecotech’s Business Administration - Sustainability program delivers a business education with a distinct focus on sustainability, which makes it easier for people to learn about, define and find sustainable business careers. Career opportunities include positions in management, sales, financial operations, production and many others. Additionally, the curriculum is ideal for people interested in entrepreneurship within the cleantech industry.

“The employee who has a holistic worldview will find more opportunities and have greater creativity, which can lead to an even greater profit potential,” adds Colin Coyne, Managing Principal, The Coyne Group and LEED 2.0 Accredited Professional. “Sustainable thought – properly taught and executed – represents that kind of holistic perspective.”

Ecotech’s business program provides students with knowledge and skills suitable for employment in a broad range of private and public sector organizations. Coursework includes accounting, financial analysis, human resources, project management, communications, customer service, sustainability, renewable energy and workplace ethics. In two years, graduates with a sustainability degree from Ecotech will have an understanding of the cleantech landscape and how sustainability plays a role in today’s businesses environment.

Ecotech Institute is committed to being a foremost expert on jobs in the cleantech economy. As part of that commitment, its “Clean Jobs Index” breaks down clean jobs by state with links to local jobs. To find available positions, Ecotech uses jobs data from Burning Glass International, whose patented job aggregation technology searches for job listings from more than 17,000 sources.

Ecotech Institute initiated and produces the Clean Jobs Index using several independent organizations. The sustainability factors of the Index data are updated on a quarterly and annual basis (depending on when new data is released) and job data is updated monthly as new jobs are posted.

To learn more about the Clean Jobs Index, go to; visit Ecotech Institute online to learn more about its Business Administration – Sustainability program.

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 or call 877-326-5576.

Jenny Foust
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

In Search of the Fun-Forever: Career Strategies that Work by Ellis Chase

New book offers career advice geared to today’s economic realities

Washington, DC, April 17, 2013 - Bacon Press Books today announced the launch of In Search of the Fun-Forever Job: Career Strategies that Work by Ellis Chase.

Ellis Chase, one of Manhattan’s top career management consultants and executive coaches, brings his 25-plus years of experience and expertise to this reexamination of how to target and find a job that fits.

Who needs another job search book? Anyone looking for work or changing careers who wants to learn how to make smart decisions.

In Search of the Fun-Forever Job: Career Strategies the Work takes a fresh look at an old problem and turns some of the commonly held beliefs about job search and career management inside out. You will find answers to such questions as:

* Is the resume truly the key to a successful search?

* Isn’t it easier to look for a job when you’re employed?

* Won’t I improve my chances if I just put as many letters and resumes out there as possible and hope some of them stick?

* Should I take time off to relax and get my head straight before I start the process?

“No matter what your career objective is, Ellis Chase has developed a process that can work for anyone. In Search of the Fun-Forever Job offers more than a mere set of job search strategies. It outlines a strategic mindset that enables you to be proactive and targeted in your approach to career management,” said Mark Horney, Executive Director, Executive MBA Career Management at Columbia Business School.

Horney went on to say, “Whether you are seeking that first opportunity out of college or moving up through senior levels in your organization or industry, Ellis’s framework rings true. This is an essential resource at any stage of your career development process.”
Ellis Chase’s varied consulting practice is based in Manhattan, but his workshops and presentations often have taken him around the United States and Europe. His corporate clients have included Deloitte Touche, Estee Lauder, Goldman Sachs, The Gartner Group, Purdue Pharma, Swiss Re America, United Nations Development Programmes, Penguin Putnam, Citigroup, WR Wrigley, ING Capital, Group M, Amnesty International, American Civil Liberties Union, Hanger Orthopedics, and Time Warner.

He has been a consultant to Columbia Business School for the past 11-plus years where he develops curricula and delivers workshops for the Business School’s Executive MBA Career Management and Alumni Relations Career Services; he coaches in the Program for Social Intelligence at the business school and advises EMBA students, and is a frequent speaker at other Columbia University colleges and graduate programs. He was an instructor at New York University’s Center for Career, Education, and Life Planning for almost 20 years and was an original Five O’Clock Club counselor, consulting in this national job search advising organization for 21 years.

In Search of the Fun-Forever Job: Career Strategies that Work by Ellis Chase is available in paperback on Amazon for $12.99.

An ebook edition will be available on May 10, 2013.

More information about Ellis Chase at

Bacon Press Books, an indie publisher based in Washington, DC, publishes fiction and non-fiction by new and known authors.

Michele Orwin
Bacon Press Books
3000 Connecticut Ave, #229
Washington, DC 20008