Colleen Austin, Executive Director, Michigan OA/CTS

Ms. Colleen Austin is Odle Management’s Executive Project Director for the Michigan Outreach, Admissions (OA) and Career Transition Services (CTS) contract based in Detroit, Michigan. She has more than 18 years of experience as a professional manager. She manages multiple staff and students under the Michigan OA and CTS contract. As a superior leader, she provides excellent strategies that yield respectable results.

Prior to joining Odle Management under the Job Corps Division, she worked as an Employment Supervisor for Advance Employment. She was responsible for coordinating employment services with more than 85 businesses during her tenure. Previously, she worked with the Michigan Office of Employment and Training as the Jackson County Coordinator.

With a strong knowledge of both recruitment and working with at-risk-youth, Ms. Austin has received countless awards and accolades for exceptional statistical performance in the Job Corps Community. Ms. Austin is a dedicated community supporter and has volunteered for United Way Make a Difference Day, Walk for Warmth, Hospice 10K run, Jackson County Parks Daffodil Day, and Jackson Public Schools, (HOSTS) Helping one Student to Succeed. She also served on the Detroit Metro Promise Task Force, Community Action Policy Advisory Committee and was a founding committee member of the former Shared Youth Vision Committee, under the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth.

Ms. Austin has a Masters of Science Degree in Management from Minot State University.