The General Advisory Council (GAC) provides direction and guidance to administrators and teachers for the entire Career and Technical Education program offered by a district. This type of advisory group is usually formed at the secondary level to serve skill centers and high schools.

The program-specific advisory committee focuses on providing direction for a specific CTE program within a high school or skills center. Program specific advisory committees advise, assist and provide support and advocacy for quality CTE programs. Advisory committee volunteers have the opportunity to learn more about the CTE program, and the instructors are able to increase their understanding of the job market, employers' needs and community opportunities.

What is the time commitment?

  • General Advisory Committees meet 3-4 times per year for 1-2 hours each time during the school year.

  • Program specific advisory committees may be combined with the general advisory meetings or may be held at another time.

  • Meetings for both general and program-specific advisories are held in the late afternoon or evening; when many business people are available.

Join Us! If you are interested in joining our general or program specific advisory committee, please contact Loretta Robinett at 360.473.0556 or email her at