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Business & Industry / Advisory Committee

To maintain Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that meet current oc-cupational needs, CTE educators rely heavily on advice from business and industry. An important step in establishing, maintaining, or up-grading an existing CTE cluster/pathway is the organization of a local Advisory Committee.

Advisory Committee

An Advisory Committee is a group of persons outside the education profession, comprised of representative lay-people, recognized and respected in their own fields of work who advise CTE educators, administrators, and local board of education members regarding clusters/pathways, based on the employment needs of the community, state, regional, national, and international marketplace.

The general functions are to act in an advisory capacity for the development and operation of the CTE cluster/pathway.

An Advisory Committee can assist in answering …
  • Are students being prepared for the future job market?
  • What should the training include?
  • Is curriculum addressing industry needs?
  • How can instructors verify competencies to industry standards?
  • What industry validated credentials (includes certificates or licenses) are available within the cluster/pathway?
Advisory Committees offer many services:
  • They assist with the cluster/pathway development.
  • They provide advice that is not easily obtainable elsewhere.
  • They assist in public relations activities.
  • They offer different points of view.
  • They can actively aid in the placement of graduates.
  • They assist in keeping educational programs up-to-date.
  • They assist in transition to post secondary education and training.
  • They can offer training sites for internships or “live” work for In-House Training (IHT).

Advisory Committee Handbook 2015 (Link)
Quality Pathway Rubric (Word)

Kansas Advisory Committee for Career & Technical Education (KACCTE)

The purpose of the Kansas Advisory Committee for Career and Technical Education (KACCTE) is to provide business and industry a unified voice to advocate and provide recommendations for continuous improvement for Career and Technical Education to, including but not limited to, the Kansas State Department of Education, the Kansas Postsecondary Technical Education Authority, the State Workforce Board and the Kansas Board of Regents. 


KACCTE Resource Documents

The following documents are related to KACCTE meetings and organizational structure. The Advisory Committee Handbook is an essential tool when looking to establish a KACCTE with your school.

Career and Technical Education Wage & Employment Data

The following documents highlight occupational outlook within the areas named in the title of the document based on the 2010-2020 Kansas Occupational Outlook Study and the 2012-2013 National Employment Occupational Outlook Handbook. If you click on the category below, all the documents connected to that category will appear, or you can select "all items" to view all the Wage & Employment Information documents.
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