CTE Advisory Committee

Why is an advisory committee needed?CTE Logo

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction requires that local advisory committees approve new course proposals and teachers for professional certification. Local committees serve in an advisory capacity to the South Whidbey School District superintendent and school board

What do advisors do?

Advisors help set goals; review program curriculum, equipment and effectiveness; include representatives of business and labor who reflect the local industry and community; and actively consult with other representatives of business, industry, labor and agriculture.

What are the program committees?

  • Sports Medicine
  • Business Education and Marketing
  • Engineering & Drafting/CAD
  • Family and Consumer Science Education
  • Information Technology
  • Integrated Multimedia and Video Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Work Based Learning

Who can be an advisor?

A person appointed to a program advisory committee should possess knowledge and work experience in that area, and be aware of the philosophy of the program served. Advisory members may include: employers, experts in selected areas, trade and industry associations, program graduates, labor union representatives, leaders of organized community groups, media representatives, parents, students.

How often do advisors meet?

Program committees meet three to four times a year. The committee chairperson also meets with the General Advisory Committee, composed of chairpersons of all the program committees. General Advisory Committee meetings are held four times a year.

How do I apply?

For more information, contact your CTE instructor or CTE Director

Contact: John Patton, Director of Career and Technical Education

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