Advisory Councils & Committees

The Director/Principal

The director is responsible for the educational mission of the school as well as the instruction staff, administration, and facilities support. The director manages the operational budget and provides recommendations to the Administrative Council on budget, curriculum, and facilities to meet the school's mission.

The Superintendent Administrative Council

The superintendents of the cooperative school districts are the governing body for YV-TECH. The council provides guidance and support regarding budgets, rules & regulations, and other pertinent matters.

The Host District

Yakima School District is the “Host” for YV-TECH that serves as the fiscal agent for all revenues and expenditures of the cooperative.

The Citizens Advisory Council

Composed of voluntary members from the business and industrial community, this committee assists with determining goals and direction of YV-TECH. The members know the needs of the labor market understand the working environments and provide first-hand knowledge of the current and future skills needed for employment.

The Program Advisory Committees

This committee represents businesses and industry that are involved in that program’s skills and technologies. The members suggest sources of information, equipment, and help find internship opportunities for the students. This committee approves curriculum and instructors.


YV-TECH has contracted with several agencies to provide educational opportunities and training for its students. The City of Yakima provides us a Firefighter Cadet Training Program, Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund of Western Washington provides a Carpentry Training program. Perry Technical Institute partners with YV-TECH to share facilities and instructors. Local cosmetology schools provide Cosmetology training in Yakima and Sunnyside, YVC provides credits to the majority of the programs.

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