Today, when people join YYP, they have access to many of the networking and professional development opportunities that are available through the YCEA, which provides direct access to over 1,100 members and close to 60,000 employees.
As such, David says, young professionals have more opportunities to meet and learn from people who have been successful in the local business community.
YCEA benefits from the partnership by having a hand in molding York’s future.
“We’re working to create sustainable prosperity that includes confidence in York for those of all backgrounds to build a life and work here,” David says. “Our community will benefit if the pipeline of capable individuals is built now, for an easier transition long after our leaders of today ‘pass the baton.’”
Vision for the future
David hopes to convene more voices to the table in the future.
YCEA is planning new ways for the organizations to foster the relationships and professional opportunities that will encourage young graduates to settle down and become successful local citizens.
“Together, we’re working to further the sense of place and ownership here in York,” he says. “It’s an investment that’ll pay out for years to come for the whole community and future generations.”