Dr. Janell Hills
Dr. Janell Hills is Director of Workforce Programs at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), an independent nonprofit working to build the foundation for rapid adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency. She has 17 years of experience in higher education and 13 years of experience in grant administration including development, implementation, and management. Dr. Hills has developed work-based learning and registered apprenticeship programs for innovative occupations such as pharmacy technician, information technology, and had the opportunity to enhance the plumber’s registered apprenticeship program by adding digital plumbing layout design equipment for course implementation. Dr. Hills is an enthusiastic leader who is passionate about education and workforce equity. She thoroughly enjoys working to develop programs for underrepresented and underserved populations and BIPOC communities.