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.

Program
Spring 2018 Meeting
Fall 2018 Meeting
Accounting / Marketing
Management / Business
April 6, 2018
Date: TBA
Time: TBA   Room: TBA
Agenda
Minutes
Agribusiness
No meeting held.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
8am     Room: A 1228
Agenda
Minutes
Automated Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Technology
April 5, 2018
Agenda
Minutes
Thursday, October 18, 2018
6pm    Room: A 1416
Agenda
Minutes
Automotive Technology
May 22, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
6:30pm   Room: E 131
Agenda
Minutes
Computer Aided Design Technology
March 7, 2018
Agenda
Wednesday, October 18, 2018
6pm   Room: A 1416
Agenda
Minutes
Complementary Health Programs
March 14, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
9am   Room: B 1234
Minutes
Computer Information Systems
April 19, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 6pm   Room: A 1228
Agenda
Minutes
Criminal Justice
April 4, 2017
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
5:30pm    Room: C 1134
Agenda
Minutes
Collision Repair Technology
May 2, 2018
Minutes
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6pm   Room: B 1403
Agenda
Minutes
Culinary/Hospitality
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
2pm    Room: A 1228
Agenda
Minutes
Diesel Power Technology
March 8, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:30pm   Room: E 131
Agenda
Minutes
Early Childhood Education
February 2, 2018
Date: TBA
Time: TBA  Room: TBA
Agenda
Minutes
Electronics
April 19, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
6pm   Room: A 1416
Agenda
Minutes
Emergency Medical Services
March 27, 2018
Agenda
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
2pm   Room: Off campus (NW Med EMS)
Agenda
Minutes
Horticulture
March 20, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
2pm   Room: A 1228
Agenda
Minutes
Nursing
March 6, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
4pm   Room: B 1272
Agenda
Minutes
Office Systems
April 12, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
12pm   Room: A 1228
Agenda
Minutes
Radiologic Technology
April 12, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:30pm   Room: B 1234
Agenda
Minutes
Truck Driver Training
April 26, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 6:00pm  Room: A1220
Agenda
Minutes
Welding Technology
April 9, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
6pm   Room: A 1411
Agenda
Minutes