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Local Advisory Committee

The Local Advisor Committee (LAC) is a vital link between the career and technical education center and business and industry. In addition to state requirements for their establishment, career and technical education administrators and citizens recognize the value of community participation in the discussion of career and technical education issues. The advisory committee assist in assuring the relevance of the career and technical education program, help to create a partnership between the career and technical education program and the community, and increase public awareness of the program. Committee members representing business, industry, labor, public sector, community, post-secondary representatives and the general public bring a unique perspective to education and training programs. They provide knowledge and perspectives, which are invaluable to the career and technical education program.

It must be emphasized that the local advisory committee is an advisory body only. The LAC does not have administrative or governing authority; nevertheless, the work of the LAC is important to the effective operation of a career and technical education center. Career and technical education programs that have a close association and function in cooperation with an advisory committee are generally more successful than those which do not have such an association.

The local advisory committee provides overall direction for the entire career and technical education center. This committee advises on the whole range of activities and issues involving career and technical education programs of study, provides advice on appropriate program offerings and support services and, when appropriate, provides assistance and support to the CTC

 The following is a list of current Local Advisory Committee members:

Brooke

Deason

Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce

Tom

Turnbaugh

PA Builders Assoc.

William

Thompson

Workforce Investment Board

Janet

Ward

Workforce Investment Board

John

Andersky

Highlands Hospital

Shannon

Griffin

Williams Energy

John

Evans

Fayette County Career Link

Heather

Fani

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council

Lori

Scott

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council

Rick

Fike

Armstrong

Vern

Ohler

City of Connellsville

Tuffy

Shallenberger

Shallenberger Construction

Donna

Cartia

Private Industry Council

George

Laskey

Olive Garden

Susan

Golden

Smalley Electric

Jack

Synder

Bailey Machine

Mark

Shepler

International Union of Operating Engineers

Robin

Bubarth

Bud Murphy's

Ashli

Mazer

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

John

Coleman

Janney Montgomery Scott

Devan

White

Fayette Young Professionals Network

Muriel

Nuttall

Fayette Chamber of Commerce

John

Garlow

Ford Business Machines

Rick

Broadwater

Stone & Company