The founding director
of the award winning Job Training program at Los Angeles Valley
College, Lennie Ciufo served as its leader since its inception
in 1994. His efforts resulted in more than 24,000 jobs for the local community
as well as upgraded skills for more than 21,000 individuals.Now semi-retired, Mr. Ciufo has continued in an advisory role with Job Training.
Taking over reins is Dr. Doug Marriott who brings a wealth of experience to Job Training. Dr. Marriott's background includes directing Adult Workforce Literacy programs for the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles as well as a federally funded program that allowed migrant workers to earn GEDs through Proyecto Avanzando. Additionally, he taught high school in Southeast Los Angeles and Central Japan and served as a Community Education Promoter for the U.S. Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic for three years.
At Valley College, Dr. Marriott's leadership resulted in the LAVC Cooperative Education program being recognized as the 2015 College Program of the Year by the California Internship & Work Experience Association for its "leadership and commitment to providing an exemplary Cooperative Education program that incorporates continuous improvement and encourages students to view the workplace as a lifelong learning environment."
Dr. Marriott holds a Doctorate in Education from UCLA and his dissertation examined Community College Career and Technical Education student experiences and definitions of student success.