OAC Mission

The main purpose of an occupational advisory committee is to strengthen the career and technical education program by making recommendations for program improvement and providing technical assistance to assure the most up-to-date curriculum content and appropriate applications of technology. Advisory committees are a vital link between the career and technical education program and business and industry. In addition to state requirements to establish advisory committees, career and technical administrators, teachers and citizens recognize the value of community participation in the discussion of career and technical education issues. Advisory committees assist in assuring the relevance of the career and technical education program to the community and increase public awareness of the program. Committee members representing business, industry, labor and the general public bring a unique perspective to education and training programs. They provide a viewpoint which is invaluable to the career and technical education program.

It must be emphasized that advisory committees serve an advisory capacity only. They do not have administrative or governing authority. Nevertheless, their work is important to the effective operation of the career and technical education program. Career and technical education programs that have a close association and function in cooperation with an advisory committee are usually more successful than those which do not have such an association.

OAC Members

Teacher Members

Colleen Yaremko - AVID Coordinator/Graphic Design - cyaremko@philasd.org

Rochelle Robinson - graphics Communications - acujoey@aol.com

Samuel Yun - Web Design/Multimedia - syun@philasd.org

Omar Ali - Game Design - ohali@philasd.org

Yaniv Aronson - Cinematography - yaronson@bu.edu

Student Members

Michael G. - 12th Grad Student

Davante W. - 11th Grade Students

OAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes

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