The Smithtown Central School District's "Industry Advisory Board" is composed of representatives from the business, government, parental and the educational community. The advisory board will meet six times a year for the following purposes:
Provide verbal and written support for educational projects.
Provide advice concerning labor market trends, equipment, materials and training methods.
Assist in creating new instructional materials.
Assist professional staff in updating knowledge and methods.
Participate in activities that directly impact students, i.e.: Cooperative Work Experience, School/Industry Partnerships, internships, mentors, guest speakers, field trips.
Benefits to Industry:
Advisory board members have direct contact with students through participation in K-12 career fairs, classroom workshops and presentations.
Gain community name recognition, reaching students, parents and educators.
Enhance your corporate image and corporate citizenship.
Invigorate your organization through diverse relationships.
Enhance your employee morale.
Connect to future employees.
Motivate your staff and enhance employee skills.
Create links with schools for internships.
Communicate industry needs/skills in the workplace.
Undertake joint projects, such as beta testing, at school site.
Benefits to Educators:
Update curriculum for 21st century workforce.
Teachers update their technological skills
School districts share resources with industry.
Students and faculty experience the changing work world.
Business becomes familiar with the challenges schools face.
Education becomes familiar with the world we are preparing our students to enter.
Involvement builds understanding; Understanding builds support.
Over the past 42 years since its inception, the Smithtown Industry Advisory Board has marked each year with a specific theme or organizational goal that reflected the issue(s) of the time. As well as maintaining programs that supported the theme or goal of the year, each of the 8-10 IAB sub-committees worked on their own projects that connected industry, education, the community and the students. From The School of Business committee that organizes real-life "Apprentice" styled business competitions to our Career Tracks committee that brings awareness of the need for more highly trained female workers in this ever changing economy, the Industry Advisory Board's diversity in its programs is its greatest strength.
2005 "Showing the Opportunities"
2004 Career and Technical Endorsements
2003 - Benchmarking Business and Education Standards
2001 Careers for the 21st Century
2000 "Making Academics Count"
1999 "Imagine the Possibilities" - Preparing for the 21st Century!
1998 The New Learning Standards
1997 20th Anniversary of Partners in Education
1996 School of Business
1995 Industry and Parents Partnership
1994 School-To-Work Transition Focus
1993 Career Pathways/Workforce Prep
1992 "The Changing Nature of Work - It's Impact Upon Education", and "Report Card from Industry on Education".
1991 Explored the "New Compact for Learning."
1990 Creation of the "Employer Expectations Guide."
1989 Creation of "Career Planning Guide" for parents/students.
1988 Support for the nine period day at the high school.
1987 Creation and support for the "Senior Employment Seminar"
1986 Initiation of the School - Industry Partnership Program
1985 Work Attitudes, Ethics and Safety Training
1984 Programs for Youth at Risk
1983 The Regents Action Plan and its Impact upon the Schools
1982 Work Attitudes, Ethics, Safety
1981 Mathematics in the Workplace
1980 Business Education Curriculum and Equipment Update
1979 Creation of "Career Day" Program
1978 Support of Cooperative Work Experience
1977 Creation of the Industry Advisory Board
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