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Career & Workforce Education

Advisory Councils

Valencia's advisory councils are designed to assist the college and its staff in the long-range planning of programs, reviewing curriculum for relevance to the changing needs of the community, and in providing insight into the employment needs in Orange and Osceola counties. Advisory Councils help the college to create cooperative relationships with local businesses, professional organizations, government agencies, and corporations. Valencia has 31 Advisory Councils with over 600 members from business and industry representing over 325 different companies. These Advisory Councils play a crucial role in assisting us in the long-range planning of career programs, curriculum review and validation, providing insight into the employment needs and trends in Orange and Osceola Counties, and helping to ensure that our Career and Workforce Education programs remain relevant to the changing needs of the community. The significance of the work of Advisory Councils is in fully engaging the interdependence economic development and academic training of a quality workforce. With the expertise of academicians and practitioners, Valencia strives to ensure that graduates will be capable of performing technician-level skills effectively in an ever-changing job market.