pathway ADVISORY COMMITTEEs
Pathway Advisory Committees are composed of business and industry members, instructors, current students, former students, and parents. The overlying duty of the committee is to guide program pathways through continual improvement using their expertise in the occupational area. It is important to note that as with the general advisory, pathway advisories are committees which function as an advisory role. These groups do not function as policy makers and therefore will not be asked to make such decisions.
Please Join us for our next pathway advisory committee meeting on February 5, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Issaquah MIddle School, 600 2nd Ave se, issaquah, wa 98027.
the duties of the pathway advisories are as follows:
1. To facilitate the program renewal process by carrying out the following tasks using expertise in the program area:
suggest and approve course objectives and priorities
review and approve curriculum, including Washington State Standards alignment
formulate short- and long-term goals to compliment industry standards
recommend course competencies that align with industry standards
evaluate additional instructional materials and software
recommend equipment purchases
recommend facility improvements
recommend safety precautions needed
2. Strengthen the relationship between business, industry, the community, and education.
suggest representation needed on the committee
be a source for new membership or specific expertise.
promote the program in the community
provide student job shadowing and internship opportunities when possible
provide support for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs as needed
conduct mock interviews with students
judge projects and presentations in the program area
3. To monitor current and predicted occupational trends and identify curriculum implications.
advise instructors regarding new and latest industry and technology trends
recommend quality conferences for instructors to attend including professional association meetings, trade shows, and service clubs
suggest publications and web sites to be used in the classroom
4. To identify community resources that may be used to enrich CTE programs.
recommend field trip locations or host field trips
serve as a resource for guest speakers
offer work experience opportunities and partnerships
acquire donations of equipment or materials