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July 19, 2023

The San Diego Workforce Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life for San Diego County residents by ensuring equal access to sustainable employment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Young as its new Interim CEO, effective immediately. With more than three decades of experience in public service and nonprofit leadership, and a deep commitment to the community, Young is well positioned to guide the organization through its next phase of growth and success.

Young brings a wealth of expertise to the Workforce Partnership, having served in various executive roles throughout his distinguished career. As a former president of the San Diego City Council, and chair of the Workforce Partnership’s Policy Board, and most recently as CEO of RISE, a prominent nonprofit organization focused on civic engagement and fostering leadership in urban communities, Young has consistently demonstrated his dedication to creating economic opportunities and improving the lives of individuals and families in the San Diego region.

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“With his decades of experience in collaborative leadership, Tony is well positioned to help strengthen the Workforce Partnership’s foundation, further support its dedicated staff, and enhance the organization’s impact on workforce development in the community,” said Monica Montgomery Steppe, San Diego City Council President Pro Tem and Workforce Partnership Policy Board Chair.” Tony’s passion for creating equitable opportunities for all residents aligns with the organization’s mission to empower job seekers and connect employers with a skilled and diverse workforce. We look forward to working with Tony to tackle some of the most pressing challenges in our region and equip residents to achieve their goals in local workforce and training.”

“It’s an honor to be selected to lead this powerful organization and its talented staff of dedicated individuals,” said Tony Young, Interim CEO of the San Diego Workforce Partnership. “I believe that investing in workforce development is crucial for the economic vitality and long-term success of our community, and I look forward to working closely with our team at the Workforce Partnership, our partners and our stakeholders to drive innovative solutions and deliver meaningful outcomes for job seekers and employers alike throughout the region.”

Under Young’s leadership, the Workforce Partnership will continue its strategic focus on addressing the evolving needs of the local labor market and expanding workforce development programs. His vision and collaborative approach will strengthen partnerships with businesses, educational institutions, and community organizations, ensuring that the organization remains at the forefront of workforce development initiatives.

Tony recently sat down with KUSI and CBS-8 to share his history with the organization and his vision for the future.

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