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Advisory Committees

Some Career Technical Education (CTE) education programs partner with business and industry to form Employer Advisory Committees. Employee advisory input is a vital part of the instruction process as it keeps classes updated and relevant in today’s work environment.

Advisory Committees help with employment conditions and trends, curriculum development and review, and instructor qualifications. Advisory Committee members sometimes help with public relations by acting as a community liaison or by sponsoring students with worksite learning and job placement.

Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative (TEC) educational members sponsor Employee Advisory Committees in the following areas listed by Industry Sector:

  • Arts, Media and Entertainment (Visual Communication)
  • Education, Child Development, and Family (Early Childhood Development)
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Engineering & Design
  • Fashion & Interior Design
  • Finance and Business
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Information Technology (CIS/Computer Networking
  • Technology)
  • Marketing, Sales and Service
  • Public Services (Administration of Justice)
  • Transportation (Automotive Technology)

If you have interest in serving on one of these committees, please contact Roanna Bennie at Las Positas College, 925.424.1103 or Heather Mortelli at Tri-Valley ROP, 925.455.4800.

Student job shadows/Internships

We have students excited to work in your industry! Share your career passion with a student.

  1. Job Shadows
    A job shadow is an activity often planned through the high school Career Centers. A job shadows last several hours up to one work day and give a student the opportunity to observe a career in its natural habitat. Job shadows give students a real-life look at careers.
  2. Internships
    An internship involves students working in their expected career field either during the school year or over the summer. Internships may be paid or unpaid. Learning by doing and being exposed to professionals working in the field provides valuable experience, a professional reference, and may lead to a future position.

Mentor Students

  1. GetSet (Girls Exploring Technology, Science and Engineering Together)
    GetSet is an extra-curricular enrichment group for high school girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related careers.
    The group encourages girls to explore STEM careers using hands-on workshops and fieldtrips to local universities, businesses and laboratories that are involved in non-traditional careers for women. For additional information contact the program director at or one of the high school Career Centers.
  2. DPIE Vocational Mentoring Program
    Mentor Program – Dublin and Valley High School students attend a series of lunchtime presentations given by local business and community volunteers who share their career knowledge and professional experiences, offer students “real-world” perspective and guidance.
  3. Junior Achievement
    JA Worldwide is a partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers – all working together to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential. JA’s hands-on, experiential programs teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to young people all over the world. Find out about Junior Achievement in the Tri-Valley. Each of our school districts participate in JA.

Mock Interviews
Our schools need your expertise! Many of our schools hold mock interviews to give students real-world feedback on their interviewing skills. This process helps with job and college interviews. Contact a high school Career Center for addition information.

Join TEC

For additional information about TEC, contact Roanna Bennie , via email or at 925.424.1103.