Purpose: The purpose of an advisory committee is to provide a link between the community and university for the purpose of maintaining and improving technical programs to equip students with skills needed to become useful and productive citizens. People who may serve on an advisory committee include:
- Group of employers, supervisors or managers from a business
- Medical office assistants
- Attorneys or legal office assistants
- Many more...
Use of Advisory Committees: Problems educators encounter in planning and aiding students in finding career directions can be greatly reduced through the use of advisory committees.
The labor market and student needs are in a constant state of change. Compounding the problem is finding sufficient resources to maintain, expand, develop, or redirect education services and programs.
An advisory committee can prove immensely valuable to the educators who must be concerned about changing economic conditions, student interests, program planning and finding adequate resources.
The use of advisory committees by schools and colleges can have a positive impact upon the community as a whole. Educators, and employers and employees from outside the field of education, working more closely together to match the supply of trained manpower to business demand ensures a more stable economic climate for the community.
State policies mandate the use of advisory committees. But it is people, not policies, who make advisory committees effective. This page highlights functions and activities that can contribute to a better understanding and use of workforce advisory committees.
Please contact Graciela Flores by e-mail or phone at 956-882-8211 for minutes or a schedule of upcoming meetings.