Advisory Committees

Each CTE program has an advisory committee has an advisory committee that meets twice a year. The goal of the advisory committee is to promote greater cooperation between the college and the community it serves in preparing individuals for employment and further education. A program advisory committee is a representative group of individuals whose experience and abilities represent a cross section of a particular discipline or occupational area. Career and technical program advisory committees are composed of key individuals from the community who volunteer to advise the college on many factors related to the operation and success of the career and technical programs, as well as college faculty and staff.

Purpose of Program Advisory Committees

The general purpose of the program advisory committees include the following:
  • To promote greater cooperation between the college and the community it serves in preparing individuals for employment and further education, and in promoting the quality of education provided.
  • To enhance the ability of the colleges to respond to the greater Sacramento area workforce demands for education and training and provide a process of continuous improvement through ongoing review and development.
  • To assist the colleges in identifying the need for and the development of new programs and reviewing current programs for possible updating to meet changing needs in the workplace.

Membership Responsibilities

Role of Advisory Committee Members

  • Attend meetings regularly.
  • Participate in committee discussions.
  • Participate actively in seeking solutions to issues and problems that come before the advisory committee.
  • Keep the committee informed of new developments in their area(s) of expertise.

Membership term:

Typically, advisory members are informally requested to serve a 2-3-year term, depending on the needs of the department. For more information about membership terms, please contact faculty within the specific program of study.

Meetings:

Typically, advisory committees meet twice a year from one and a half to two hours per meeting. Committee representation may be requested at and is appreciated at some of our campus and community events. For more information about meetings, please contact faculty within the specific program of study.

How to Get Involved

Whether you are a K-12 teacher in CTE or ROP programs, an employer, or a community based organization, together we can ensure great education and careers for our students.

To join an advisory committee, please contact the program’s department chair by visiting the department website below.