On August 1, 2012, Don Scott, KRA Senior Vice President for Workforce Operations, was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the California Workforce Association (CWA), a collaborative membership-based organization dedicated to advancing workforce excellence in the State. According to the association’s website, “We have our pulse on the state of California’s workforce, create statewide partnerships to address critical workforce issues, and build the capacity of our members to excel at the local level in designing high impact workforce strategies. In the areas of advocacy and education, CWA is partnered with the National Association of Workforce Boards to tailor its Workforce Investment Works campaign specifically for California.
Scott, who is also Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, stated, “I am extremely excited about this appointment to CWA’s Executive Committee. My responsibility, specifically, is to represent the operators of the State’s One-Stop Career Center Program, an operation funded by WIA [Workforce Investment Act]. I believe my appointment is directly related to my experience in this area, as KRA operates several WIA programs across the country, including four One-Stop Centers in the San Diego Metro area. KRA is a significant contributor to the economic development and expansion of many communities, providing comprehensive and effective approaches to workforce planning and implementation.”
Scott manages the company’s workforce operations including WIA One-Stop programs for Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth jobseekers, as well as several types of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families’ employment and training programs for recipients of public assistance benefits. With more than 10 years’ experience in the Workforce Development Industry, he is an expert in performance-based program design, and infuses high service-delivery standards and expectations in all areas of KRA’s workforce operations. A former Naval Officer, Scott earned a JD degree from the Louisiana State University Law School in Baton Rouge, and a BS degree in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University in College Station.