Business and Industry play an important role to Career and Technical Education. Working with the private sector helps to ensure that our curriculum is on-track with industry demand and that our students are getting the skills necessary to be successful in their career.

West-MEC partners with private industry in the development and design of our program curriculum, classroom equipment, and overall quality of our programs.

The primary purpose of our Advisory Councils is to West-MEC improve the quality of instruction in Career and Technical Education programs. These committees are selected by West-MEC staff and are drawn primarily from the private sector, with additional public sector representation. Members are volunteers who share an expert knowledge of the career pathway, the job tasks and competency requirements for specific occupations.

Advisory committees have three major roles:

To advise – The advisory committee assesses specific areas of the career and technical education program and makes suggestions and recommendations designed to improve that specific area. Such recommendations could include the modification of curriculum, purchase of new instructional materials or equipment or adoption of new program policies and procedures.

To assist – The advisory committee helps the instructor and/or administrator carry out specific activities. These activities could include judging competitive skill events, Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), setting up a scholarship program, obtaining media coverage for special events or other activities that expand and/or enhance the CTE program.

To support and advocate – The advisory committee promotes the career and technical education program throughout the community. Promotion or marketing could include talking to legislators, speaking for career and technical education at board meetings, writing articles for local newspapers or arranging publicity with the assistance of West-MEC staff.

For more information please see our Advisory Council Leadership Guide.

Advisory Council Minutes

Automotive
Contact: Frank Quinn
frank.quinn@west-mec.org
October 8, 2014 | AGENDA
August 26, 2014 | AGENDA
August 8, 2014 | MINUTES

 

Aviation / Avionics
Contact: Troy Gabaldon
troy.gabaldon@west-mec.org
October 28, 2015 AGENDA | MINUTES
March 12, 2015 MINUTES
August 20, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
April 16, 2014 MINUTES |
January 22, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
October 16, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES
March 12, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES
December, 04, 2012 AGENDA | MINUTES
September, 11, 2012 AGENDA | MINUTES
May 3, 2012 AGENDA | MINUTES
February 7, 2012 AGENDA | MINUTES
December 6, 2011 AGENDA |MINUTES

 

CNC Precision Manufacturing
Contact: Gill Guillia
gill.guillia@west-mec.org
April 15, 2016 AGENDA | MINUTES
January 15, 2016 AGENDA | MINUTES
September 25, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
March 6, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
March 21, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES
April 18, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES
May 16, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES
June 6, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES
October 10, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES

 

Coding
Contact: Chris Cook
chris.cook@west-mec.org

September 29, 2016 AGENDA | MINUTES
February 26, 2016 AGENDA | MINUTES
October 23, 2015 AGENDA | MINUTES
July 10, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
January 30, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES

 

Construction
Contact: Oscar Olivas
oscar.olivas@west-mec.org
January 7, 2015 MINUTES

 

Climate Control Technician Program
Contact: Joshua Reyna
Joshua.Reyna@west-mec.org
September 10, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
June 8, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
June 6, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
April 30, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
April 2, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
October 10, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES
December 5, 2016 AGENDA | MINUTES

Diesel
Contact: Daniel Morales
Daniel.Morales@west-mec.org
January 30, 2017   AGENDA | MINUTES
December 5, 2016 AGENDAMINUTES
September 19, 2016 AGENDA | MINUTES
April 18, 2016   AGENDA | MINUTES
January 14, 2016 AGENDA | MINUTES
October 29, 2015 AGENDA | MINUTES
February 2, 2015 AGENDA | MINUTES
October 9, 2014 SPECIAL
October 9, 2014 AGENDA| MINUTES
January 8, 2014 AGENDA| MINUTES
September 12, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES
March 14, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES
January 10, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES
November 8, 2012 AGENDA | MINUTES
September 13, 2012 AGENDA | MINUTES
April 5, 2012 AGENDA | MINUTES
March 14, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES
February 23, 2012 AGENDA | MINUTES
January 12, 2012 AGENDA | MINUTES
November, 17, 2011 AGENDA | MINUTES
September 15, 2011 AGENDA | MINUTES

 

Health
Contact: Dina Chavez
dina.chavez@west-mec.org
October 28, 2015 MINUTES – Health
February 13, 2015 AGENDA | MINUTES – Medical Assisting
February 02, 2015 AGENDA | MINUTES – Pharmacy Tech.
August 21, 2014 MINUTES – Medical Assistant
August 21, 2014 MINUTES – Medical Info. Sys.
August 21, 2014 MINUTES – Pharmacy Tech.
August 21, 2014 AGENDA
July 9, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES

 

Law, Public Safety, and Security
Contact: Tony Garcia
tony.garcia@west-mec.org

 

Veterinary Sciences
Contact: Hailey Adams
hailey.adams@west-mec.org
November 10, 2015 MINUTES
February 25, 2014 MINUTES
October 9, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES

 

Welding
Contact: Cliff Migal
cliff.migal@west-mec.org
May 15, 2015 AGENDA | MINUTES
April 3, 2015 AGENDA | MINUTES
January 30, 2015 AGENDA | MINUTES
May 19, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
April 4, 2014 AGENDA | MINUTES
October 9, 2013 AGENDA | MINUTES

West-MEC is grateful for the support provided from individuals, non-profits, government agencies and business & industry organizations. Our sponsors offer their support at various levels ranging from a donation of funds to time and resources.

West-MEC is proud to recognize our supporters for their contributions to the district in order to assist in empowering students to pursue their passions.

For more information on how you can support West-MEC, please find our sponsorship opportunities below.

Items for Which Naming Rights May be Awarded

  • Campuses
  • Buildings
  • Exterior spaces
  • Scrim Walls
  • Rooms/Interior spaces

Cost and Duration of Naming Rights
Naming a physical space recognizes the person, the family or the organization for an agreed-upon period of time and is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Accepting of Naming Rights
The Superintendent and staff will review the naming rights requests and the Superintendent will submit the request to the Board for approval if the naming rights in consideration or recognition meets the requirements of this policy.

Recording of Contributions
Sponsorship funds are recorded at the time of receipt and are considered to be available for unrestricted use unless specifically restricted by the sponsor.

Cost of Sponsorship
Tier I – $1 – $2,500
West-MEC Booster
These sponsors serve as advisors to ensure West-MEC CTE programs and district operations meet industry standards and prepare students to be competitive and successful in the workplace. These sponsors actively support West-MEC through cash, in-kind contributions, and support the involvement of their people in West-MEC programs and district operations.

Examples include:

  • Sponsor CTSO items and services (travel, jackets, etc.)
  • Sponsor luncheons/dinners
  • Sponsor events
  • Sponsor equipment/supplies
  • Sponsor scholarships

Tier II – $2,501 – $5,000
West-MEC Advocates
These sponsors contribute medium to large size donations to West-MEC and provides suitable training and support to prepare students today for tomorrow’s careers. Their contribution helps guarantee West-MEC is equipped with modern training facilities and advanced tools.

Examples include:

  • Sponsor major events/training
  • Sponsor equipment/supplies
  • Sponsor scholarships
  • Sponsor National CTSO events

Tier III $5,001 – $20,000
West-MEC Visionary
These sponsors contribute significant donations to West-MEC and provides suitable training and support to prepare students today for tomorrow’s careers. Their contribution brings institutionalized alliances and partnerships to West-MEC.

Examples include:

  • Sponsor major events/trainings
  • Sponsor equipment/supplies
  • Sponsor scholarships
  • Sponsor National CTSO events

Tier IV – $20,000 – $100,000
West-MEC Champions
These sponsors’ contributions demonstrate total buy-in to the West-MEC way and future growth of West-MEC’s facilities.

Examples include:

  • Sponsor the renovation of facilities
  • Sponsor the building of new construction

In-kind, Grant & Scholarship Donors

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West-MEC offers a series of professional development courses and workshops available to anyone interested in increasing their skill set. Whether you are in education or private sector, there is a professional development workshop available to you. All participants will receive a certificate documenting their hours of participation for recertification purpose.

If you are a company or organization interested in partnering with West-MEC, please fill out the form below and we’ll contact you shortly. Thank you for your interest in support West-MEC!

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Employer Testimony:

“When I contacted West-MEC I was put into contact with Katie Mehin [West-MEC Career Liaison]. Once in contact with Katie I explained to her what our criteria was for the individual(s) we were in need of. Katie made our search much easier than conventional searching, and sent two individuals to be interviewed and they later returned for a spray test in our paint booth. We did end up hiring one of the individuals that is still here with us today and we couldn’t ask for a better individual to fit into our team.”

– Brian Barnett | Enercon Engineering

Our facilities are a big part of the experience at West-MEC, and if you would like to check them out in person, please contact the campus you’re interested in visiting.

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