The main purpose of an occupational advisory committee (OAC) is to strengthen the career and technical education program by making recommendations for program improvement and providing technical assistance to assure the most up-to-date curriculum content and appropriate applications of technology.
Advisory committees are a vital link between the Career & Technical Education programs, business & industry, and post-secondary education. In addition to state requirements to establish advisory committees, career, and technical administrators, teachers and citizens recognize the value of community participation in the discussion of career and technical education issues. Advisory committees assist in assuring the relevance of the career and technical education program to the community and increase public awareness of the program. Committee members representing business, industry, labor, post-secondary education, and the general public bring a unique perspective to education and training programs.
Members of the Fine Woodworking OAC are:
Aaron Bach – Owner, Aaron Bach Contracting, BCTHS Alumni
Donald Beisel – Production Operator, DSM Products
Daniel Berrios – Cabinet Detailer/Millwork Designer, JBI Interiors, OAC Chairperson
John Buz – Carpenter/Camp Ranger, Minsi Trails Council
Joseph Cossman – Craftsman/Utility Mechanic, LBCJMA
Barry Curewitz - Owner/Woodworker, Closet Possible
Joseph Eardley Sr. – Owner, Kajo Associates
Joseph Fekete - Cabinetmaker, William H Mann Custom Cabinetry
Jim Forrest – Cabinetmaker, TC Millwork
Walter Jerdan – Instructor, De LaSalle Vocational School
Brittney S. Kubat - Woodworking Bucks County Community Colege, BCTHS Alumni
Steve Latta – Cabinetmaking Instructor, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Scott Lieberman – Furniture Restoration
Bill Moran – Furniture Refinisher
Matt Patterson – Owner, EMC Builders
Ray Pizza – Cabinetmaking, A/S Custom Furniture, BCTHS Alumni
Joshua Polanczyk – Cabinetmaker, Minzer and Co.
John B Ribarchik – Owner, Bucks County Equipment
Cody Roberts – Cabinetmaker, Neshaminy Valley Millwork, BCTHS Alumni
Gerry Rooney - BCTHS Teacher
Jacob Severn – General Laborer, Lehigh Valley Paving
Malcolm Taylor – Finish Carpenter/Woodworker, Smithwell Construction, Inc.
Chris Todd – Woodworking Professor, Bucks County Community College
Robert Torres – Adult Ed. Cabinetmaking, Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
John Waslenko - Millworker / Operator, Toll Brothers, Inc.
John Wertz – BCTHS Consultant
Jacob Westwood – Cabinetmaker, Stofanak Custom Cabinetry
Steve Young – Cabinetmaker/Coordinator, Philadelphia Carpenters Apprentice School