DRI NEWS — Amelia Gulling, the Desert Research Institute’s GreenPower Program Administrator was appointed by Nevada’s Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation to membership on the Clean Energy Sector Council as a representative of her educational institution and a leader in the clean energy industry sector.
“We’re very proud of the impact Amelia has had in promoting K-12 education of renewable energy throughout Nevada,” Dr. Stephen G. Wells, DRI President, said. “I am certain Amelia will bring an important perspective to the Clean Energy Sector Council.”
DETR has been directed by the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board to establish various Industry Sector Councils. The sectors range from Health and Medical Services to Materials and Manufacturing.
Each sector will have their own council in order to bring together decision makers from business, government, education, labor, and industry professional groups to identify and address the delivery of industry-specific training and workforce development initiatives.
“Ms. Gulling’s experience and vast knowledge in the area of renewable and clean energy will allow her to contribute greatly to the strategic direction of this council,” said Frank Woodbeck,
Director for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. “She is an exceptional leader in creating innovative programs to further advance this industry which is vital to Nevada’s future.”
Over the past year, Gulling has worked to lay the groundwork for a Green Box program that will be unveiled during the next school year. During the past year she was honored by the Nevada Chapter of the U.S. Green Building council for her dedication to promote sustainability in Nevada and was recognized by Vegas Inc. as a 2013 Woman to Watch.
“My goal in serving on the Clean Energy Sector Council is to continue educating others about the Green Power program and the necessity of clean energy efforts in the state of Nevada,” Gulling said.
This council will allow her to expand her talents from teacher education to the rest of the workforce.