Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training, recently named Auston Van Slyke as the school’s new director of the Wind Energy Technology program. In this position, Van Slyke will continue to advance the courses for wind energy students through customized, hands-on lab experiences and curriculum.
Van Slyke is not new to Ecotech Institute. He has been with the school since 2011 and has taught wind turbine fundamentals, wind turbine systems, troubleshooting, fluid power, wind safety, and industrial and residential wiring.
Prior to joining Ecotech Institute, Van Slyke served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, where he specialized in communication and weapon systems upgrades to AV-8B Harrier jets. He was later employed by Vestas and traveled the U.S. and Canada working on the world’s largest turbines.
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