Rebecca Sterling Hughes


Rebecca Sterling Hughes is responsible for the administration of NYSERDA's Career Pathways program, on-the- job training incentive program for businesses, and workforce development training programs as well as administration of research on sector-based strategy and industry engagement. Rebecca administers contracts for more than 70 training and business partners throughout New York State, delivering worker readiness and technical training in building systems energy efficiency and renewable energy. Previous to joining NYSERDA in 2010, Rebecca was a Project Manager with the Center for International Programs at Empire State College where she was responsible for setting up new SUNY campuses in Latin America and the Middle East. She began her career as Technical Assistant to the Dean of Business, Engineering and Industrial Technologies at Hudson Valley Community College where she assisted in the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy curriculum. For more than a decade, Rebecca has led work on innovative post secondary education initiatives, bringing together business, labor, and government to build clean energy partnerships.