Career and Technical Education programs are the result of collaborative efforts by key partners. Consultant committees may consist of local representation including business, industry, labor, parents, academic and CTE faculty and representatives from relevant businesses and industries that reflect the program. These business members may include local business owners, directors of chambers of commerce, community college and university instructors, etc.
Committee members can make important contributions by keeping faculty apprised of business and industry needs, providing professional development opportunities and assisting the school in planning and implementing relevant career and technical education programs for students.
Consultant committees are an important part of CTE. The expertise of individuals from business and industry plays an integral role in the continuous improvement of high quality CTE programs, offering assistance to instructors in developing activities and completing requirements for CTE programs, and fostering the development of a trained and educated workforce.