Join the CTE Advisory Committee for the South Sound Council Kick-Off Event.
What: South Sound Council Kick Off Event
Business & Education Partnerships
When: October 18, 2018
Where: New Market Skills Center
7299 New Market St SW, Tumwater, WA 98501
What is an Advisory Committee?
Career and Technical Education Advisory Committees
Career and Technical Education (CTE) advisory committees advise, assist and provide support and advocacy for quality CTE programs. Advisory committee volunteers have the opportunity to learn more about the CTE program, and the instructors are able to increase their understanding of the job market, employers’ needs, and community opportunities.
CTE Advisory Committees:
- Provide information to update, modify, expand, and improve the quality of programs.
- Support and strengthen the partnerships between business, labor, the community, and education.
- Make recommendations that will strengthen and expand the CTE curriculum, and provide assistance in implementing these recommendations.
- Identify and validate academic and occupational competencies, determining priorities, and review and evaluate programs.
- Communicate long-term goals and objectives of the CTE programs to students, parents, employers, and the community.
A general advisory council (GAC) provides direction and guidance to administrators and teachers for the entire Career and Technical Education program offered by a district. This type of advisory group is usually formed at the secondary level to serve skills centers and high schools.
CTE Advisory Committee members provide direction for CTE Programs.
Program Specific Advisory
A program-specific advisory committee focuses on providing direction for a specific CTE program within a high school or skills center.
Several schools in Washington State have combined program advisory committees serving the same occupational area for the purpose of creating articulated or dual credit programs where students may earn college credit for taking high school courses.
What is the Time Commitment?
What is expected of a CTE Advisory Committee volunteer?
- General advisory committees meet 3–4 times per year for 1–2 hours each time during the school year.
- Program specific advisory committees may be combined with the general advisory meetings or may be held at another time.
- Meetings for both general and program-specific advisories are often in the late afternoon or evening; after school and when many business people are available.