NWTC Hosts Annual Advisory Committee Meeting
Northwest Technology Center, Fairview Campus, hosted its annual Advisory Committee Meeting on Friday, November 13. Each program at the technology center organizes an Advisory Council of five to ten patrons. Staff members collect feedback on their respective program from the committee members both at the meeting and at other times throughout the year. Approximately 60 community members attended the event.
“The input that these committee members have in our program is very important.” stated Bobby Watson, Automotive Technology Instructor at Northwest Technology Center. “Every year I have received great input and I am looking forward to implementing their feedback throughout the year.”
According to Jessica Schanbacher, Digital Design Instructor, “My Advisory Committee made several suggestions which I will implement to improve my program. I really enjoyed the great brainstorming efforts and look forward to seeing the positive results of their recommendations.”
Those attending include current and former students, parents, business people and other educators. The volunteers served on committees for daytime and evening programs, business and industry and service-oriented programs. The agenda included introductions and a brief presentation by Colt Shaw, Assistant Superintendent.
Each instructor or coordinator gives a short, informal presentation and then asks for feedback from its Advisory Committee. Northwest Technology Center uses the feedback from the meetings to ensure that each program and service it offers is meeting the needs of business, industry and students.
“We are so appreciative of the interest that these community members have in Northwest Technology Center and the time that they spent away from their businesses to help keep our programs on the cutting edge.” said Shaw. “The inform0ation we gain from these meetings will prove helpful to us in providing programs and services for the communities which we serve.”
Colt Shaw, Assistant Superintendent briefly addressed the group in the school’s Seminar Room before dismissing them to meeting with instructors in their respective program area.