Background

The occupational education programs at Palomar College are committed to providing a positive learning environment for students to prepare for the workplace. To meet this commitment, we must establish collaborative partnerships with business, industry and government agencies. Collaboration has never been more important than in these days of rapid technological change and advancement. The faster the rate of change, the more responsive we must be to incorporating changes into our curricula so students enter the workplace with adequate knowledge and up-to-date skills.

One way in which we respond to the changes in the workplace is by establishing advisory committees for every occupational program. These committees are composed of community members who are experts in the education, skills, techniques, innovations and attitudes needed in a specific occupation. Their recommendations and participation are important and valued contributions to the college.

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