Environmental Technical Institute (ETI) was founded to meet the growing needs of the Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industry in the Chicago area. The founders of ETI have owned one of the largest Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration contracting companies in the area since 1973. This industry affiliation and experience gives you an edge with the technical training to become a skilled technician. In August 2008, Jakma Investments acquired ETI and renewed its ongoing commitment to serving student's needs.
Financial aid programs are available for qualifying students. Aid may include federal grant programs such as Pell Grants and Veteran's programs such as the GI Bill, MyCAA, VRAP, and a variety of military grants. Students may also elect to apply for student loans to help pay for college as applicable.
You'll receive practical knowledge of the industry that's invaluable when installing, troubleshooting and repairing in light industrial, commercial and residential applications. When you're a student at ETI, you have a long-term relationship with your instructor that goes beyond your time on campus.
ETI's Career Placement department provides classes and employment assistance to graduates seeking full-time work. The Career Placement Department offers sessions in professional development that address practical job-seeking skills such as:
- Resume writing and preparation
- Interview skills
- Completing employment applications
- Professional appearance
The placement department will also make every effort to help you get a job in your preferred geographical area. EIT has been diligently networking with an array of employers in an effort to help them understand the value of a formal education and establish a quality working relationship with the school. ETI has created a process to collect information from valued partners in the community to aid in our program development and curricular design of our programs. While the results are not guaranteed, hard work and determination from students blend with the formal education to put students in a position to succeed in their field of choice.