Industry represents the employer of the students we prepare. Industry is also constantly incorporating the latest technology into their processes and envisioning the future of the marketplace – all of which translates to the ever-evolving skills necessary for their workforce.
Successful career & technical programs maintain close ties with business, industry, and labor and must be integrally linked to the communities and state. Career & technical programs in Idaho are required by IDAPA to “incorporate active input from an appropriately qualified business/industry technical advisory committee.”
Technical Advisory Committees should:
- Bring focus to important program outcomes
- Bring training expertise to the table – they provide on-the-job training to their employees, and can share best practices
- Secure resources for your program – equipment, manpower, expertise
- Provide students and staff with new opportunities – internships, work experiences, career exploration
- Connect you with the larger community – committee members have networks they can engage as appropriate
- Advocate on behalf of your program
To fulfill our mission of providing Idaho’s youth and adults with the technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for successful performance in a highly effective workplace there must be a strong partnership between education and industry.
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Adrian San Miguel
Chief Program Officer
Joyce Graff Administrative Support II