Sycamore Business Advisory Council

  • Sycamore Community Schools has a long-standing tradition of collaborating with our business and civic organizations through our Business Advisory Council. This council is designed to engage and foster the collaboration between our school district and our partners in the business and civic sectors. This work ensures the work of educators aligns with the needs of businesses. This cooperation can make a local education system more aware of the local labor market, promote work-based experiences within businesses and help students prepare for successful learning and employment opportunities.

    Roles of a Business Advisory Council

    1. To advise local school districts on changes in the economy and job market and the areas in which future jobs are most likely to be available.
    2. To advocate for the employment skills most critical to business and industry and the development of curriculum to teach these skills.
    3. To aid and support local school districts by offering suggestions for developing a working relationship among businesses, labor organizations and educators.
    4. To provide meaningful, hands-on career exposure through mentorships, internships, apprenticeships and job-shadowing experiences.

    The Business Advisory Council meets four times a year with an agenda typically representative of the significant initiatives and issues of the district. 

    Each meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. and be held at the Sycamore District Office.