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Renton Community and Business Connections

We believe in the power of collaboration and industry expertise to enhance Career and Technical Education (CTE). We invite you to be a part of our CTE Advisory Committee to help shape the future of education and workforce development.

Renton School District CTE programs utilize innovative learning models to deliver curriculum that is relevant to current workplace demands and in line with industry standards. Strong partnerships between CTE staff, business community members, the City of Renton, college partners, and community-based organizations are essential to successful CTE programs guiding our future workforce.

Our goals are to help students:

  • identify their strengths
  • explore a variety of career options
  • connect instructional activities to areas of interest
  • interact with the business community at large
  • prepare students for life beyond high school

Shape the Future of Career and Technical Education

Influence Education. Contribute your industry knowledge to ensure our CTE programs stay current aligning with industry needs.

Mentorship. Provide guidance and support to students, helping them thrive in their chosen careers.

Networking. Connect with fellow industry professionals and educators who share your passion for CTE.

Community Engagement. Make a direct impact on the success of students and your local community.

Engage with Students. Inspire and guide students as a guest speaker or chaperone. Support career-related projects and events.

JOIN US and help guide our youth into successful lives after high school. We welcome a diverse range of professionals, including:

  • Business Leaders
  • Industry Experts
  • Educators
  • Instructors
  • Community
  • Advocates
  • Parents
  • Alumni

Ways to be Involved 

There are many ways our advisory members are involved in shaping educational programs, including:

  • Attend evening meetings a few times a year to engage in conversations about recent student activities, technological advancements, and skills needed in incoming employees.
  • Teacher resource for updating curriculum or course activities.
  • Act as a mentor or guest speaker to inspire and guide students.
  • Participate in classroom projects in your area of expertise.
  • Chaperone field trips and/or judge competitions at events, such as DECA or FBLA.
  • Host a worksite tour for a related class or a job shadow opportunity one hour a week for a student(s) for a specified number of weeks. 
  • Guide students in job application and interview skills, participate in mock interviews
  • Support career-related events, connect others in industry to share their stories and knowledge with students. 
  • Facilitate internship opportunities.
  • After school club advisors, project specific support, or honored guest.

For More Information

Email: Career & Technical Education
Call:  425.204.2310

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Advisory Flyer

First page of the PDF file: 2024AdvisoryFlyer


First page of the PDF file: 2024AdvisoryBrochure

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