Joint Venture Partnership Set to Renew Job Training Services to Help Youth and Employers at Chicago/Paul Simon Job Corps


Media Contact(s): Trish Jones Mondero
Odle Management Group, LLC
Phone: (602) 622-7941

(Chicago, IL) – Aleut Operations, LLC (Aleut), a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a) program participant and Small Disadvantaged Business and Odle Management Group, LLC (ODLE) are proud to announce the two companies, under a mentor-protégé agreement of Aleut-Odle Training & Development, have been awarded the contract to operate the Chicago / Paul Simon Job Corps campus effective April 1, 2022.

“We are honored to yet again partner with ODLE to bring innovative education and career preparation services to help Chicago young men and women secure good-paying jobs,” said Stephen Watkins, General Manager of Aleut. “As we help young adults, we aid local and regional employers in Chicago find qualified, ready-to-work employees. The Aleut-ODLE team looks forward to bringing unparalleled, new approaches to help Illinois young adults who face insurmountable challenges improve their lives.”

The Chicago / Paul Simon Job Corps campus serves approximately 500 students each year in a variety of high-demand job fields, including healthcare, construction (e.g., bricklayer, carpentry, painting), computer technology, and material handling and distribution operations. The Chicago / Paul Simon Job Corps campus serves economically disadvantaged youth throughout Illinois, specifically in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago and Stepheson counties.

Job Corps is a national residential career and technical education program serving disadvantaged students ages 16 to 24. The Job Corps currently operates two campuses in Illinois – Chicago / Paul Simon and Joliet. Job Corps provides safe and stable housing, basic healthcare, wraparound support services, remedial education, and vocational and technical job training. The Chicago / Paul Simon Job Corps campus is one of 121 campuses across the country. For more information about Job Corps visit,


About Aleut Operations

Aleut Operations, LLC is an Alaskan Native Company (ANC) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Aleut Federal, LLC, a holding company for Federal subsidiaries of The Aleut Corporation (TAC). TAC was one of 12 original Alaska Native Corporations established under the Alaska Native Claims Act (ANCSA), passed by Congress in 1971.

Aleut Operations, LLC, has performed as a major subcontractor to Odle Management Group, LLC, on its U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) contract at the New Orleans Job Corps Center and with the New York-New Jersey Job Corps student recruitment and job placement services contract.

About ODLE Management

Founded in 2004 by Lisa S. Odle, President and CEO, ODLE Management Group, LLC is an experienced workforce development provider. ODLE is the prime contractor and manages the day-to-day operations of several Job Corps campuses to include outreach, admissions and placement services. Prime contracts are in Louisiana (New Orleans), Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), Virginia (Old Dominion in Monroe), Texas (El Paso) and Oklahoma (Tulsa). In addition, Odle is a subcontractor in New Mexico (Albuquerque), Florida (Pinellas County) and Washington, D.C. (Potomac).

ODLE has received distinguished honors from the Small Business Administration, Arizona Small Business Administration, and the Arizona Small Business Development Center. In February 2020, ODLE completed a merger with Eckerd Connects, a private, national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; ODLE remains a separate organization and a wholly owned subsidiary.