• CTE Advisory Board

    Introduction to CTE Advisory Board

    The Richard Milburn Academy CTE Advisory Board is a group of individuals with a common interest in a particular CTE area (Business, Manufacturing, Agricultural Education, Construction, Education and Training, etc.). This group is made of local business and community professionals, teachers, students, administrators and parents. The purpose of the advisory committee is to support educators, students and businesses in developing, establishing and evaluating CTE programs to ensure students are well prepared for the world of work.

    According to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant Improvement Act of 2006, a school that has at least one CTE program, which is receiving federal funds from this grant, is required to develop and maintain an Advisory Board/Committee. Stakeholders often ask how to start an Advisory Board and what to do at meetings? This CTE Advisory Board Handbook will guide you through the process from beginning to end. You will find guidelines and templates to make the planning process and meetings effortless and meaningful. You will discover that the advisory board will support your efforts to improve your programs as well as connect your school and students with the local business community.

    CTE teachers will be required to develop and sustain Advisory Board members for their CTE program. CTE Advisory Board members must meet at least twice a year. In addition, if a CTE program is looking to create a new CTE course, then the Advisory Board should assist with the development of the new course or CTE program.

    The RMA Advisory Board is essential to the future success of our students as well as the workforce. In our CTE programs, we are preparing our students today, as tomorrow’s future business and community leaders. It is vitally important that we understand the ever-changing knowledge and skills needed in the world of work. Local business and community professionals can support our students by sharing their expertise with us through the Advisory Board. The future success of our students is not only essential to themselves, but to the local, state and national economy. Organizing and maintaining an advisory committee in the CTE programs will give your students the unique advantage as they enter post-secondary schools and the world of work.

    Read the full CTE Advisory Board manual here. This Career and Technical Education Advisory Board Handbook contains the information needed to establish the committee, invite business members to join the committee, as well as conduct and record meetings for documentation. 

    Are you a seasoned business professional that would like to serve as an advisory board member for one of our programs of study? Complete this inquiry form and someone will contact you as soon as possible.