ECO Canada launches the ECO Academy


New online training to bridge growing skills gap in Canada’s environmental workforce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2014

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada has launched the ECO Academy, online training courses to build business skills specific to the environment. The ECO Academy was developed in collaboration with leading environmental employers and over 20 years of environmental industry research.

Courses include Environmental Project Management and Environmental Technical Writing – the two skills environmental employers identified as the biggest existing skills gaps in their workforce today.

“The ECO Academy provides online training for environmental professionals to help round out their existing technical skills with the business skills that the environmental industry needs to grow,” said Grant Trump, CEO of ECO Canada.

ECO Academy courses provide fast, practical training that environmental professionals can apply to their day-to-day work immediately, including course content that is industry-demanded and supported.

“The ECO Academy represents an important step in the development of Canada’s environmental workforce,” said Jon Hantho, President and CEO, Maxxam Analytics. “It reflects the growing importance of ongoing professional development with course topics that directly reflect industry’s most important skills needs.

More information on ECO Academy courses can be found at: www.eco.ca/training.

About ECO Canada

ECO Canada trains and certifies environmental professionals. We maintain Canada’s premier online job board and training academy for environmental careers and set the standards for environmental professionals (EPs). All ECO Canada services are responsive to industry demand with insight from ongoing labour market research. Find out more at www.eco.ca.

For more information and interview requests, please contact:

Jennifer Schultz
Marketing Coordinator
Ph: 403-233-0748
Fax: 403-269-9544
Email: media@eco.ca

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