With 25 years of experience in the public workforce system, Collins’s expertise lies in facilitation of strategies ranging from big ideas to operational practice. Prior to joining AIR, Collins’s experience included various facets of workforce development including at a local and state level and with a non-profit providing services to targeted populations. She has extensive experience in workforce development policy and practice, program planning, integration of multiple programs for a shared vision, as well as program design and delivery for universal populations and targeted populations such as individuals with disabilities and justice system connected individuals.
Additionally, Collins has robust experience in employer engagement and business services strategies having led such efforts at various organizations. Since joining AIR, she has worked on numerous projects regarding governance of the local workforce system and has provided training to multiple workforce system stakeholder groups regarding their roles and responsibilities.