Strong justifications exist for the establishment of local Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees. Local advisory committees provide the means for a CTE curriculum to remain relevant to business and industry needs. Relevance of instruction is the school's assurance that graduates will be capable of performing entry-level job skills. Advisory committee members who become familiar with CTE programs, and are themselves employed in the field as well as being potential employers of graduates, have a unique perspective of a training program. They can provide an informed viewpoint that is invaluable in the educational process.
Local advisory committees create partnerships between CTE programs and the industries and public in the communities they serve. Citizens are involved in the operation of their schools, and school personnel are better able to understand the needs of the occupations being served.
Local advisory committees promote public awareness of CTE programs. Community members are given the opportunity to become familiar with all the programs offered by schools. Both formally and informally, advisory committee members communicate the operation of CTE programs to others in the community.