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Introducing LAVC’s Dean of Adult/Community Education & Workforce Development—Dr. Douglas Marriott

Dr. Douglas Marriott has been named as the new Dean of Adult/Community Education & Workforce Development at LAVC. In this new role, he will advance the Adult Education initiatives on campus, oversee Workforce Training and the Cooperative Education Center, and work directly with the CalWORKs/GAIN and Technology departments.

Introducing LAVC’s Dean of Adult/Community Education & Workforce Development—Dr. Douglas Marriott

The LAVC Academic Affairs Department welcomes Dr. Douglas "Doug" Marriott as its new Dean of Adult/Community Education and Workforce Development. As a dean, he will be responsible for advancing the Adult Education initiatives on campus, overseeing Workforce Training and the Cooperative Education Center, and working directly with the CalWORKs/GAIN and Technology departments.

Doug has taught in both the Psychology and English Departments at LAVC. In addition, he has served as the LAVC Director of Workforce Training since 2015, and has directed Specially Funded Workforce Development projects for the LAVC Workforce Training Program.

Under his leadership, the Workforce Training Office has integrated and coordinated the services of Cooperative Education, Job Training, Extension and the Job Resource Center to assist students, community members, faculty, employers and community partners with the workforce training programs at Valley College. He also helped to establish the new City of Los Angeles Workforce Strategy Center at LAVC, which builds upon City of LA's partnership Workforce Training Academies that lead to employment in industries that include manufacturing, biotechnology, transportation, and professional services.

Prior to joining LAVC, Doug directed the Workforce Literacy programs for the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles as well as a federally funded program, Proyecto Avanzando, which worked to create pathways for migrant workers to earn GEDs. He has taught high school in both Southeast Los Angeles and Central Japan and served as a Community Education Promoter for the U.S. Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic for a three-year period. He has previously served as the volunteer Program Board Chairman for MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity), a non-profit agency in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. 

Doug attended North Seattle Community College, and holds three bachelor’s degrees from the University of Washington, a master’s in Education from Chapman University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCLA. His doctoral dissertation examined Community College Career and Technical Education student experiences and definitions of student success.

His office is located in the Workforce Training Office in Administration and Career Advancement building, Suite 1301, and he can be reached at (818) 947-2941. 

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 4/12/2017 5:00:16 PM