Valerie Lockyer, B. Com has spent nearly 30
years in the employment services sector, including more than 15 years as a
senior leader in the design, development and implementation of innovative employment
and skills training programs.
As Executive Director of the Training Group
at Douglas College, Valerie manages a staff of more than 100 to provide
services, training and support to youth, immigrants and refugees, persons with
disabilities, long term unemployed, mature workers and persons with multiple
barriers to employment including low literacy and essential skills.
Valerie and her team also work collaboratively
with employers to develop and deliver training customized to meet the
employer’s specific workforce development needs; ranging from customized online
courses for on-boarding and job specific skills training to customer service
and supervisory development training.