General and Program Advisory Committees

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PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Advisory Committees for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs consist of members of business and industry, post-secondary education, parents, students, and teachers.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires each approved CTE program advisory committee to meet twice annually to continually enhance and develop the quality of education delivered for our students.  Topics of discussion include employment trends, career pathways, technological developments, and curriculum.

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Culinary Arts

Early Childhood Education

Graphic Communications

Information Technology

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Program Advisory Committees

Each school committee shall appoint a Program Advisory Committee for each program area under its control. The Program Advisory Committee shall consist of representatives of local business and industry related to the program, organized labor, postsecondary institutions, parents/guardians, students, and representatives from registered apprenticeship programs if the program area has such registered programs; provided however, that no member of the school committee, or other school official or school personnel shall serve on the committee. Every effort shall be made to ensure that membership on the Advisory Committee includes females, racial and linguistic minorities, persons with disabilities and individuals in occupations nontraditional for their gender who are representative of the particular district or community served by the school. The members shall appoint a facilitator who in most cases would be a program teacher or a program supervisor/director. The Program Advisory Committee shall meet at least twice per year. Meetings shall comply with the Open Meeting Law, M.G.L. c. 39, s.23B. It shall be the responsibility of the Program Advisory Committee to advise, assist and support school personnel in order to improve planning, operation, and evaluation in its program area. Such advice shall be based on adequate and timely information as to workforce and job development demands or job market trends, technological developments, training alternatives and other factors affecting the quality of the program.

Program Advisory Committee: The Vocational Technical Education Regulations state that it shall be the responsibility of the program advisory committee to advise, assist and support school personnel in order to improve planning, operation and evaluation in its program area. Such advice shall be based on adequate and timely information as to workforce and job development demands or job market trends, technological developments, training alternatives and other factors affecting the quality of the program. Appendix 1 shows the relationship between the program advisory committee(s) and the general advisory committee. Appendix 22 contains a standard membership form for program advisory committees for Chapter 74-approved vocational technical education programs.”

 

General Advisory Committee

Each school committee shall appoint a General Advisory Committee for all vocational technical education programs under its control. The General Advisory Committee shall include, but not be limited to, chairpersons of the program advisory committees. Every effort shall be made to ensure that membership on the General Advisory Committee includes females, racial and linguistic minorities, persons with disabilities and individuals in occupations nontraditional for their gender who are representative of the particular district or community served by the school. The General Advisory Committee shall meet at least twice per year, provided that one of the meetings is with the school committee. Meetings shall comply with the Open Meeting Law, M.G.L. c.39, s.23B. It shall be the responsibility of the General Advisory Committee to advise the school committee, based on adequate and timely information, as to the planning, operation, and evaluation of vocational technical instruction provided by programs under its control. The chief administrative officer of the school committee, or designee, shall act as facilitator to the General Advisory Committee.

General Advisory Committee: The Vocational Technical Education Regulations state that it shall be the responsibility of the general advisory committee to advise the school committee/board of trustees, based on adequate and timely information, as to the planning, operation, and evaluation of vocational technical instruction provided by programs under its control. Appendix 1 shows the relationship between the program advisory committee(s) and the general advisory committee.”

*The above paragraphs are directly copied from the Career/Vocational Education Advisory Committee Guide. The complete document may be viewed at: http://www.doe.mass.edu/cte/resources/acguide.pdf

Please contact the CTE Director is you have an interest in participating on a program advisory committee.