The purpose of the Local Advisory Council (LAC) is to advise the Executive Council and Administrators of Middle Bucks Institute of Technology on issues related to career and technical programs at the school. All technical schools are required to a have Local Advisory Council. Some schools refer to this group as a General Advisory Committee or Local Advisory Committee. But they all have the same function, and that is to advise the school on matters related to career and technical programs. It is also important to note that the LAC focuses on the overall school programs as opposed to individual program areas. The LAC will advise the school on matters such as changes to program offerings and services, labor market trends, and postsecondary connections.
The LAC shall consist of 15-25 representatives from business, industry, government, education, colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and trade/professional organizations. Members are approved by the Executive Council for one-year terms. The LAC selects a chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary annually.
The LAC meets 4 times per year. The Director and LAC Chairperson develop an agenda 2 weeks prior to meetings. At the meetings, school personnel report essential information and request specific advice regarding matters related to career and technical education. The Chairperson uses the modified Roberts Rules of Order for all meetings. Meetings do not last more than one hour and thirty minutes and a quorum of members must be present to vote on recommendations. All minutes from the meetings will be shared with the Executive Council and Professional Advisory Council.