Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees

Programs that are designed to prepare students to directly enter the workforce after completion of a degree or certificate are guided by Advisory Committees. Advisory Committees are composed of local and regional professionals in a program’s field and Kishwaukee College instructors. Together, employers and educators share information, ideas, and ensure that the programs and curricula are responsive to the real world workforce experience in the field.

The Role of the Advisory Committee Member: What It's All About

Occupational advisory committees are mandated by both federal and state laws. You have been selected as a member of an advisory committee to lend your expertise, knowledge, and experience as an advisor to public education. Individuals who are selected to serve are chosen because they have proven success in their chosen occupations. You are a valuable asset to Kishwaukee College in that you will be advising the college regarding the proper preparation of students for rewarding careers of their choice.

The students, who will be the ultimate beneficiaries of your labors on the committee, will eventually be working in the occupation or cluster of occupations you represent. The students must be able to compete in the job market, find and hold employment in their chosen fields, be able to progress on the job, and be a productive, active member of society. In order to provide a quality education for students, the college needs your advice and assistance.

What the committee will do--and the effectiveness of the process--will depend to a great extent on how well you as a member make it work. The recommendations you make, the advice you give, and the efforts you expend will all help in providing an excellent learning opportunity for the student.

What is an Advisory Committee?

An advisory committee is a group of citizens selected to collectively provide advice to the community college in regard to occupational education. The majority of members are from outside the field of education, representing labor, management, and the general public. They serve in an advisory capacity and without pay or compensation.

Fall 2018 Meeting
Spring 2019 Meeting
Accounting / Marketing
Management / Business
October 24, 2018
Date: April 24, 2019
Time: 12:30pm   Room: C-1121
September 12, 2018
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 7:30am     Room: A1228
Automotive Technology
September 25, 2018
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:30pm   Room: E 131
Complementary Health Programs
November 6, 2018
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
3:30pm   Room: B 1234
Computer Information Systems
October 18, 2018
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 6pm   Room: A-1228
Criminal Justice
October 3, 2018
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30pm    Room: C 1134
Collision Repair Technology
October 24, 2018
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6pm   Room: B 1403
August 29, 2018
Date: TBA
Time: TBA    Room: TBA
Diesel Power Technology
November 1, 2018
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
2pm   Room: E 131
Early Childhood Education
December 14, 2018
Friday, April 5, 2019
8am   Room: B 1234
Emergency Medical Services
September 25, 2018
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
2pm   Room: B1274
October 10, 2018
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
2pm   Room: Conference Center
Manufacturing & Technology
October 18, 2018
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 6pm   Room: A1247
Medical Assistant
November 27, 2018
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 12pm   Room: C1254
October 2, 2018
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
4pm   Room: B 1272
Office Systems
Thursday, April 11, 2019
12pm   Room: C1265
Radiologic Technology
November 1, 2018
Thursday, April 11, 2019 
NEW DATE: Wed. April, 17, 2019
4:30pm   Room: @Valley West Hospital
Truck Driver Training
November 8, 2018
Date: May 09, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.  Room: A1220
Veterinary Assistant
Fall 2018 Meeting

Date: TBA