Vice President of Employer Partnerships

Tony Gaston

Tony is charged with leading efforts to recruit, onboard & support CareerWise New York employer partners in the hiring & training of high school apprentices. He is keenly focused on the development of strong partnerships that are designed to effectively prepare youth for relevant & impactful careers.

Tony was formerly the Regional Placement Director, NY & NJ for NPower, where he was responsible for leading a dynamic team charged with the creation of technical career opportunities through corporate partnership development both nationally and regionally. Prior to that role, Tony was the Site Director for Per Scholas Newark, where he focused on site operations management, as well as driving community outreach, admissions and internal program coordination. He also played a key role in driving corporate partnerships and developing customized training and revenue-generating employment models. Tony is deeply committed to bridging the digital divide and working with organizations that increase the level of educational and technical access within underserved communities. He has over 17 years of experience working with non-profit organizations and 15 years of private consulting & business relationship management experience.