Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC) Guide

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Occupational Advisory Committees provide a vital link between the Career Technical Center, and the local and regional business and industry community. Active OACs ensure the relevance of career and technical education programs and serve as an advocate for the impact of career and technical education in addressing regional workforce needs.

The purpose of this PDE guide is to highlight effective OAC practices taking place in Pennsylvania’s CTCs and to provide examples of ways in which schools can strengthen their OACs. Examples highlighted in this guide are drawn from recommendations and nominations by Pennsylvania career and technical education leaders and administrators, with a focus on four key areas:
• OAC composition;
• Engagement of OAC members;
• Support for instructors in their work with OACs; and
• Effectiveness of OACs.

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