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NWTC hosts annual advisory committee meeting


November 11, 2018

The Electrical Trades Advisory Committee enjoys a tour of the program. From left: R.L. Simpson, Maureen Gregory and Electrical Instructor Eric Shiek.

Northwest Technology Center, Alva Campus, hosted its annual advisory committee meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Each program at the technology center organizes an advisory committee 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 85 community members attended the event.

"The input that these community members have in our programs is very important," stated Thure Tolson, biomedical sciences instructor at Northwest Technology Center. "Every year I have received great suggestions and I am looking forward to implementing some of the suggestions into my program."

According to Brooke Meyer, health careers 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 from this meeting."

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 program included introductions and a brief presentation by Jeremy Eaton, 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 Eaton. "The information we gain from these meetings will prove helpful to us in providing programs and services for the communities which we serve."


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