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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Advisory Board

The Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee is appointed by school districts to help improve programs that prepare students to enter and succeed in the workforce.  Members, who represent business and labor, have expertise in the skills and competencies needed for specific occupations. Because committee members have extensive knowledge of the area they advise, instructors and administrators take their role seriously.  Committees are goal-oriented and achieve results. They promote constructive and necessary change within a program, generate new ideas and serve as advocates for quality career and technical education.

Contact 

Chance Gower
CTE Director
206-631-3309

FAQ

What will I be asked to do?

As a member of an advisory committee, you will be asked to:

  • Identify and validate academic and occupational competencies
  • Develop student performance standards and measures
  • Evaluate equipment and facilities against industry standards
  • Recommend new technologies to include in the program
  • Facilitate student job shadowing, internships or cooperative work experiences
  • Increase community awareness of career and technical education
  • Help with student recruitment and job placement
  • Provide back-to-industry opportunities for instructors
  • Promote efforts of professional and technical education student organizations
  • Determine effectiveness of the program
  • Support state and federal legislation impacting career and technical education

All advisory committees will have a staff member (program teacher) who will attend all meetings and serve as an executive secretary to the committee.  This person will have the title of Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee Staff Representative. Teachers in the program area of each committee should attend all meetings.

What expectations do other members have of me?

Participation: To offer advice, opinions and constructive suggestions about the work of the committee.  This includes studying the problem under consideration and helping to reach consensus for appropriate action.

Attendance: To attend the meeting regularly.

Conduct: To place the needs of students before personal interest; also to respect the opinions of others and refrain from public expression of disapproval.

What will your participation as a member of the committee benefit?

Instructional Program
The education and training process will become more effective as a result of your participation.  Programs will be based on current job needs, with a focus on specific skills, competencies and attitudes.

Students
Transition from school to work will be smoother due to instructional program ties with business and labor.  Most important, students will have the types and level of skills employers’ need.

Employment Community
The employment community will have a trained work force that will help build economic stability.

Community
The entire community benefits from citizens who are making contributions to the social and economic well-being of others.

What will your participation as a member of the committee benefit?

Instructional Program

The education and training process will become more effective as a result of your participation.  Programs will be based on current job needs, with a focus on specific skills, competencies and attitudes.

Students

Transition from school to work will be smoother due to instructional program ties with business and labor.  Most important, students will have the types and level of skills employers’ need.

Employment Community

The employment community will have a trained work force that will help build economic stability.

Community

The entire community benefits from citizens who are making contributions to the social and economic well-being of others.