Zane State College is encouraging all faculty program directors to consider appointing an EAC member, if amenable, to chair the committee. The functional appointment of an employer to lead the meetings would create stronger engagement and better partnerships in the long term. If you, as an employer, step into this role, you would work directly with the program faculty to plan the meeting, develop the agenda, facilitate the meeting and ensure that minutes, noting the outcomes of the meeting, are captured.
Generally, Zane State College Employer Advisory Committees will meet in person twice a year (some programs may meet more frequently).
Program Information: The faculty member managing your committee will likely send email updates and will keep in contact with you in between meetings with key program information, updates on student activities, program or College-related awards, new grant opportunities or initiatives, etc. You may also receive surveys or polls asking you for guidance on critical issues.
Knowledge Sharing: As an employer, you are part of a vibrant learning community; please share/email key reports, articles, briefs, or things happening in your profession to the program director or EAC faculty lead to keep the College up to date on promising workforce practices and trends.
Labor Market Data Sharing: If possible, provide the College with updated labor market information or hiring trends in your industry.
Invite potential employers who are not currently on the committee to key College events (judge robotics competition, participate in mock interviews, become a guest lecturer, or involve them on other activities to become engaged and interested in the program.