General Advisory Board


Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 74, Section 2, and The Vocational Technical Education Regulation 603 CMR 4.00, Worcester Technical High School appoints Program Advisory Committees for each program area under its control in addition to a General Advisory Committee.

The responsibility of Program Advisory Committees is to advise, assist and support school personnel in order to improve planning, operation, and evaluation in its program area.

Get Involved

Who to Contact

New members are always welcome. Please contact Dr. Patricia Suomala, Director of Career and Technical Education, if you are interested in serving on one of our Program Advisory Boards: Visit WTHS PAC Orientation

Meeting Times

The Worcester Technical High School Program Advisory Committees meet twice per academic year, once in the fall and once in the spring.

Program faculty prepare a meeting agenda with input from Advisory members. Attendance is taken by having members review and initial their contact information, including representation & composition data. Program faculty prepare meeting minutes.

Regular Agenda Items:

  • Fall Meeting:

    • Program validation

    • Equipment recommendations

    • Other topics as desired

  • Spring Meeting:

    • Instructors report on program accomplishments.

    • Preparation of Chairperson’s report to the General Advisory.

    • Other topics as desired.

The Chairperson from each Program Advisory Committee serves on the General Advisory Board. The General Advisory Board meets twice per year. All Program members are welcome to attend.

  •   The first meeting is in the fall

  •   The second meeting is in the spring