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Renton Community and Business Connections

The success of the Renton School District CTE programs can be partially attributed to the strong partnerships and collaboration with community groups, local businesses, and industries.

Participating business partners help chaperone student activities; open their businesses to student interns, job shadow experiences, and employment. They also participate in classroom presentations, tutoring, and mentoring activities. Renton School District CTE has developed partnerships with over 200 community members who serve on the current CTE Advisory Resource Pool and function in a variety of capacities to support students and staff. 

CTE Advisory Resource Pool;
Your skills, interests, and expertise are valuable to the students in Renton!

The CTE General Advisory Resource Pool is a group of community and industry partners who join with our staff to help in a variety of capacities. While some members assist CTE Administrators and teachers in a consultation or curriculum-review capacity, many more are helping in the classroom, program or club in more direct ways that are impacting both curriculum development and student experience.

Research shows that parent and community involvement can improve students' behavior, attendance, and achievement. We realize that everyone is busy and it can be difficult to commit to a long-term obligation. Fortunately, we have many opportunities that are short-term or one-time commitments. Please consider sharing your time and expertise with our students. We have no doubt you will enjoy the experience!

What Can You Do?
Advisory Resource Members participate as:

  • Classroom presenters
  • Mock interviewers
  • Student competition judges
  • Event chaperones
  • Teacher resource for curriculum updates
  • Student club advisors
  • Facilitate field trips to work sites
  • Facilitate student job shadows and/or internships
  • Recommend new technologies, or industry standards
  • Participate on committees

Please give some thought about how your skills, interests, training, or experience could provide a ‘real-life’ application to our classrooms or student activities. To receive a periodic email newsletter listing upcoming volunteer opportunities, email us and simply put “Subscribe” in the subject line.

For More Information
Email: Career & Technical Education
Call:  425.204.2310

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Upcoming Advisory Council Meetings 2023 - 2024:

Career and College Readiness Advisory Council

November 7, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
 Kohlwes Education Center

January 25, 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Kohlwes Education Center

May 2, 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lindbergh High School Library


Economic Workforce Advisory Committee 
September 27, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Kohlwes Education Center

November 15, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

December 13, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

February 14, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

March 13, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

April 24, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

May 22, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Kohlwes Education Center


Renton community members participating in mock interviews with high school students

Community members participating in mock interviews with students