Kaplan completes acquisition of CleanEdison vocational school service
Written By: Stratton Report
November 30, 2015
On November 30, Kaplan, a test prep company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of CleanEdison, a vocational school specializing in the clean energy industry. The new unit, rebranded as Kaplan Clean Technology Education, offers job skills training and certification programs focused on energy efficiency, sustainable building, the solar thermal and photovoltaic sectors, and other clean energy related issues.
CleanEdison was founded in February 2009. According to the company, which uses an educational model that blends hands-on vocational training with online learning, it has more than 20,000 graduates.
Avi Yashchin, the founder and CEO of CleanEdison remarked: “Being a part of the Kaplan family will further our mission to provide a world class, immersive education.”
Kaplan agreed to acquire CleanEdison in late 2014, working with its senior management team over the past year to integrate the businesses. CleanEdison provided their branded School-As-a-Service product to universities and institutions around the country. Kaplan Clean Tech Education offers courses in Environmental Design, Residential Energy Auditing, Residential and Commercial Solar Installation, Small Wind and Renewable Energy, among other subjects.