The Purpose of Advisory Boards/Committees
The Advisory Committee’s purpose is to strengthen the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs it serves. The committee exists to advise, assist, support and advocate for career and technical education. It has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Advisory Committees work cooperatively with school officials in planning and carrying out committee work. Members are volunteers who share an expert knowledge of the career tasks and competency requirements for specific occupations. The committee may serve a specific CTE program or a combined committee may serve several programs.
What is the benefit to Industry?
Members of advisory boards are helping to create the skilled workforce of tomorrow by providing valuable information about skills current employees are lacking. Your return on investment is long-term but the benefits are enormous for not only your business but also the community as a whole.\
What is an Advisory Board’s Role?
Advise – Members of advisory boards are helping to create the skilled workforce of tomorrow by providing valuable information about skills current employees are lacking. Your return on investment is long-term but the benefits are enormous for not only your business but also the community as a whole.
Assist – Advisory Committees help the Instructor or Administrator carry out specific activities. These activities could include judging competitive skills events, setting up a scholarship program or obtaining media coverage for special events.
Support & Advocate – Advisory Committees promote CTE programs throughout the community. Promotion or marketing could include identifying industry and community resources, talking to legislators, speaking for career and technical education at board meetings, writing articles for local newspapers, or arranging for publicity.
Union County Public Schools Career Readiness Department Vision
The vision for Advisory Boards in the Career Readiness Department (Career and Technical Education or CTE) is to have not only a general advisory committee but to also have specific committees for each of our program areas and other special pathways. If you are interested in being a part of an advisory board in your specific area, feel free to contact anyone in the Career Readiness Department.