Deputy Director | Journeyman Workforce Development Professional
Brandon Anderson manages CWA’s ETP contract and works closely with State and Education partners on CWA’s WIOA Discretionary Fund and Partnership activities. Brandon comes to CWA from the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA). At SETA, Brandon served as a lead Workforce Development Professional on site-specific and agency-wide efforts and initiatives, such as the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI).
In his Job Center, Brandon facilitated customer workshops for WIOA Orientation, Resume Writing, Mock Interview, Using Google Drive, Computer Basics, Ticket to Work, and Focus on Abilities. He provided staff trainings and facilitated Consensus Workshops on Customer Service, CalJOBs Data-Entry, Case Management, and Follow-Up/Retention Services.
Agency-wide, Brandon led project teams on SETA’s Coaches’ Forums for WIOA implementation coordinating trainings on Customer Engagement and Human Centered Design. Brandon served on SETA’s DEI team, a group of coaches committed to serving Individuals with Disabilities and which seeks to increase their programmatic and physical accessibility to Title 1 services.
Through DEI – and with the addition of Accelerator funds to implement their Disability Employment Accelerator Project for engaging employers and education providers – Brandon helped launch a pilot for a one-of-a-kind colocation in Sacramento City College’s Disabled Students’ Programs and Services (DSPS) office providing Job Development Services to graduating DSPS students. This sparked a meaningful partner relationship and served as the model for program replication. Consequently, SETA was awarded Strong Workforce Program funds to colocate Job Developers at other Los Rios Community College District campuses.
Brandon completed the Workforce Development Apprenticeship Program and is a certified Journeyman Workforce Development Professional.