The San Diego Workforce Partnership appointed Tony Young as its interim CEO Wednesday, effective immediately.

Young served as a member and president of the San Diego City Council, as well as chair of the Workforce Partnership’s Policy Board, and most recently as CEO of RISE — a nonprofit focused on “civic engagement and fostering leadership in urban communities.”

“It’s an honor to be selected to lead this powerful organization and its talented staff of dedicated individuals,” Young said. “I believe that investing in workforce development is crucial for the economic vitality and long-term success of our community.”

Young said he hopes the nonprofit will continue its focus on addressing the needs of the local labor market and expanding workforce development programs.

Peter Callstrom, who served as CEO for 11 years, was ousted earlier this year over allegations of discrimination though a third-party investigation later cleared him of wrongdoing.

The partnership is a public benefit corporation that provides regional job training. It is overseen by a public-sector Policy Board made up of elected officials who make funding decisions, and a private-sector Workforce Development Board, which determines the region’s training needs.

City News Service contributed to this article.