To maintain Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that meet current occupational 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.
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.
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Advisory Committees offer many services:
2020 Advisory Committee Guidance Handbook (PDF)
Creating a Quality Pathway Rubric II (PDF)
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.
For current Wage & Employment data based on the 2012 – 2022 Kansas Occupational Outlook Study and the 2015 – 2016 National Employment Occupational Outlook Handbook, please go to 16 Career Clusters. You can then select the career cluster area you wish to see data.
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