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.
Specifically the duties of these 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