Department faculty and division deans recruit occupational education advisory committee members. Committees generally represent a cross section of the field. Demographics of the local community should be reflected in the committee membership.
The most essential qualifications for members are that they be knowledgeable about the occupation or profession they represent and have the time, interest and enthusiasm necessary to fully participate. College staff serves as resource persons and participates as exofficio members of the committee. To be effective, an occupational advisory committee should be composed of a minimum of 6 to 12 members who are not also college staff.