Occupational Advisory Committee

Each program area at the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center has an individual Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC). The committee is comprised of industry members that provide input on the curriculum and equipment in each specific program area. These individuals bring unique perspective to education and training programs.

The main purpose of an Occupational Advisory Committee is to provide a vital industry link to strengthen the career and technical education program of a school. They make recommendations for program improvement by providing technical assistance to assure the most up-to-date curriculum content, appropriate applications of technology, and the implementation of new teaching strategies. 

Committee members serve in an advisory capacity only. They do not have administrative or governing authority. Nevertheless, their work is important to the effective operation of a career and technical education program. Programs with a close association and function in cooperation with business, industry, labor, employers, employees and the general public are usually more successful than those which do not have such an association.

Membership Responsibilities