Advisory Committees effectively support successful Career Technology Education programs by keeping the teachers and the curriculum current and relevant to business and industry. The primary purpose of Program Advisory Committees is to serve as a resource and a connection to the workplace for Career Technology teachers. Advisory Committees at the individual school level can make important contributions by keeping faculty apprised of local business and industry needs, providing professional development opportunities, and assisting the school in planning and implementing relevant programs for students.
Advisory Committees are an important part of Career Technology because the members are currently working in the area they represent. The expertise of individuals from business and industry plays an integral role in providing high-quality programs, in addition to fostering the development of a trained and educated workforce.