The CTE program is proud to have many strategic partners in the community. Without the help of these organizations and individuals, we would have a much more difficult time helping our students.
One of the functions of our local partners is to function as an Advisory Board and to provide advisory.
The CTE Advisory Board is a group of local business people primarily from the Program of Study industries, who volunteer to meet regularly and shape the overall direction of the program.
Advisory Board List
A group of Advisory Committees
with experience relative to the programs of study, provide guidance and resources to the individual programs of study
These resources can include: Classroom participation, presentations, coaching, judging competitions, Mentoring, job shadowing, Internships, Scholarships, and field trips. Advisory Committees and also provide advocacy and, projects for students.
Advisory Committees are critical to the education of students for several reasons:
The primary purpose is to help improve the quality of instruction in programs that prepare our youth for all career pathways.
They are the most efficient way for public Career and Technical Education programs to meet the economic needs of the community. Lacking such committees, schools would operate without critical business, industry and labor input.
Schools are public property and Advisory Committees comprise one way in which the public can influence the educational process.
Advisory Committees offer one of the best tools for insuring that Career and Technical Education programs reflect the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed by employees in their respective occupations.
Advisory Committees do not have administrative or programmatic authority.
- ASL (American Sign Language
- Engineering / Architecture
- Business & Marketing
- Skilled & Technical Sciences
- Diversified Occupations
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FACSE)
- Graphics Art
- Health Careers
- Small Engines
- Middle School Technology
Additional Advisory Committee functions and activities
Compare content of program with state learning standards
Determine labor market needs, trends, and directions.
Assist in obtaining instructional materials.
Recommend equipment & supplies.
Software & current literature
Prioritize budget (A – Essential, B – Would be nice, and C – Wish List)
Program Review Activities
Review program goals and objectives.
Compare program accomplishments with program objectives.
Review and revise / update yearly
Compare student performance standards to business and industry standards.
Develop competencies based on local industry needs.
Give reports to administration and/or School Board.
Job Placement Activities:
Notify instructors of job openings.
Provide work experience or internships if possible.
Be a guest speaker and assist in developing interview skills with students.
Community Relation Activities
Increase community awareness.
Student Organization Activities
Assist and Judge Competitive skilled events.
Staff Development Activities
Provide in-service activities, technical up-grades, summer internship, recommend certification.