Meet Our Staff

Deborah Rowe, Executive Director


Deborah Rowe is a Director II for Stanislaus County Office of Education and Executive Director of VOLT Institute. Before joining SCOE and the VOLT, Deb spent 10-years as Principal & Assistant Principal at James C. Enochs High School, 5-years as a CTE teacher at Downey HS, 8-years as a special education nurse at Beyer HS and 8-years in nursing at Memorial Hospital. Deb holds degrees in Nursing, MJC; Bachelors in Vocational Ed., CSU, Sacramento and Masters in Administration, CSU, Stanislaus.

Doug Cox, Lead Instructor

Doug Cox, Lead Instructor

Doug Cox, Lead Instructor


  Doug is very excited to be part of the Volt team as the Lead Instructor. While attending MJC in the mid 80’s Doug was recommended to be an algebra tutor and has had a desire to teach every since. Doug started his maintenance career just over 40 years ago in Indiana and has worked in the central valley for over 30 years as a service technician, maintenance technician and as a maintenance supervisor or manager for the past 25 years. Doug is looking forward to help train the next generation of maintenance technicians for the central valley.

Chad Prasad, Instructor

Doug Cox, Lead Instructor

Doug Cox, Lead Instructor


For over 46 years with Tri-Valley Growers, Signature Fruits, and Seneca Foods, Chad held various roles including: Machine Operator, Fork Lift Driver, Sub & Area Department Supervisor and Plant Maintenance Supervisor. Chad holds various industry certificates and distinctions in areas of focus such as: Microbiology, Acidified foods, Thermal processing, Records, Over Pressure, Glass/Rigid containers, Instruments & Sanitation.

Tommy Narayan, Instructor

Kevin Fox, Director of Marketing and Student Engagement

Kevin Fox, Director of Marketing and Student Engagement


As an instructor, Tommy has worked with the junior college machine tool technology night classes during the 1979-1981 curriculum. His work experience has been being employed by the top tier machine shops in the local areas. His specialty has been in design, engineering, machining, and fabrication of complex mechanical parts. He has worked in the field for the past 39 years supplying parts for structural fabrication, machine parts, general machining and welding, and high tech industries.

At present, he owns and operates a machining and fabricating company based in Lathrop.

Kevin Fox, Director of Marketing and Student Engagement

Kevin Fox, Director of Marketing and Student Engagement

Kevin Fox, Director of Marketing and Student Engagement



Kevin is excited to be a part of the VOLT team. He is passionate about Central Valley Communities and the people who live here. His professional background includes experience in agriculture, construction, photography, filmmaking, radio, and marketing communications.


Substitue VOLT Institute Maintenance Trainer

Join Out Team!

VOLT Institute, a partnership between Opportunity Stanislaus and the Stanislaus County Office of Education is seeking evening 5:00-9:00 PM and days noon-4:00 PM substitute Industrial Maintenance Trainer for a local training center.  The training centers primary goal is to produce a skilled, competent workforce, prepared to meet the ever-changing demands of the local and global labor market.   Curriculum, technology and input on industry trends are provided by experts from some of the top companies in the State.
The objective of the selected candidate(s) is to train Incumbent Workers and Industrial Maintenance students; assuring they are technically capable in repairing and maintaining industrial machinery and equipment. 

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 Part-time (1-2 days per. week)

Year round, Total Hours Per. week 12-14

Schedule: T, W, TH Noon-4pm or 5pm-9pm.

Learn More about the Duties & Responsibilities, Qualifications & Requirements click the APPLY NOW Button below.