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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Occupational Advisory Committees

Each of the 13 skill training programs at the Michigan Career and Technical Institute has an Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC). The committees are comprised of business people in the same field as the training program.

OAC members provide input and support to the training programs by reviewing the curriculum and examining the skill levels of graduates, placement outcomes, and employer satisfaction with placed graduates.

Members also provide valuable guidance with regard to equipment, tools, and technical knowledge required to keep training programs current with industrial standards.

Each OAC completes a Program Advisory Committee Annual Report as part of the school's effort toward program improvement. The report contains objective evaluative criteria relevant to program reviews.

OAC members also help MCTI remain relevant to the world of work by developing and testing new training programs and by expanding, modifying, or discontinuing existing programs, as needed.