Functions and Duties of Advisory Committees:

  1. Help to determine what type of CTE program is offered.

  2. Assist the teacher in finding suitable work stations (internships, work-study, cooperative learning, partnerships) for students in industry occupations.

  3. Help attract and encourage qualified/capable students into the CTE program.

  4. Assist in recruiting and providing opportunities for special needs students.

  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the CTE program. Guidelines for evaluation should be developed cooperatively with the advisory committee, administration, school board, and the Career Technical Education Administration and Management Unit of the California Department of Education.

  6. Help gain support for legislation and appropriations.

  7. Obtain sponsors for appropriating funds for awards, scholarships, or needed equipment and supplies that are useful in carrying out classroom activities and the Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) or other youth programs.

  8. Unify the activities of the CTE program with those of other groups and agencies interested in CTE.

  9. Study and make recommendations to help solve problems presented to the district/program by the school board on which further information is needed.

  10. Identify current standards for new equipment.


  1. Help establish curriculum that has a hands-on, technological approach as aligned with CTE standards.

  2. Assist to develop a list of capable resource persons for use as speakers, and/or judges for both in-school and out-of-school tests and contests.

  3. Assist in determining skills needed for particular jobs at entry, technical, and professional levels so that the skills may be included in the instructional program.

  4. When appropriate, serve as resource when the teacher is visiting work place learning sites of students and participate in classroom instruction or demonstrations and accompanying or hosting field trips.

  5. Provide technical assistance and keep the teacher aware of new developments in the CTE industry.

  6. Provide current resources to develop and maintain a library of visual aids, magazines, and books concerning pathway projects.

  7. Serve as speakers at civic clubs, open houses, and career days to tell the story of school-industry cooperation.

  8. Assist in procuring opportunities to upgrade the technical skills and knowledge of the teacher.

BAC AgendaMinutes for 11.16.2015.pdf

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