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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.

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)
  • Engineering
  • Graphics Art
  • Health Careers
  • Jewelry
  • Small Engines
  • Photography
  • Middle School Technology
  • Welding
  • Robotics
  • Stagecraft

Additional Advisory Committee functions and activities
can include:


Curriculum 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.
Review facility
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.




Community Partners

Nondiscrimination Statement

Yakima School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees at 104 N. 4th Ave. Yakima WA 98902 have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Non-Students): Title IX-Gender Equity/ADA - Cece Mahre, Deputy Superintendent, (509) 573-7039,;
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Students): Title IX-Gender Equity/ADA/Section 504 – Amanda Jewell, Executive Director of Student Life, (509) 573-7004,
Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to attend a program or activity sponsored by the Yakima School District should contact one of the ADA Coordinators 24 hours in advance of the event to inquire about reasonable accommodation. Deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and/or speech impaired individuals may access Washington Relay Services by calling 7-1-1- or 1-800-833-6388.
El Distrito Escolar de Yakima no discrimina en ningún programa o actividad en base al sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano o militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o de identidad, discapacidad o por uso de perro lazarillo o animal de servicio y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos juveniles designados. Los siguientes empleados en 104 N. 4th Ave. Yakima WA 98902, han sido designados para atender preguntas y quejas por alegación de discriminación:
(No estudiantes) Coordinadora de Quejas Equidad de Género – Title IX/ADA: Cece Mahre, Vicesuperintendente, (509) 573-7039,;
(Estudiantes) Coordinadora de Quejas Equidad de Género – Title IX/ADA/504: Amanda Jewell, Directora Ejecutiva de Vida Estudiantil, (509) 573-7004,
Individuos con discapacidades que requieran ayuda o arreglos especiales para asistir a un programa o actividad patrocinada por el Distrito Escolar de Yakima deben comunicarse con una de las Coordinadoras ADA con 24 horas de anticipación al evento para solicitar los arreglos razonables. Servicios para personas sordas, sordas/ciegas o con problemas de oído o de habla pueden tener acceso a los servicios llamando a Washington Relay Services al teléfono 7-1-1 o 1-800-833-6388.

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