The Role of the Board of Governors…

Fundamentally, the Board is charged with the following key roles:

  • Serving as keeper of the ASVTC mission. The Board keeps the overall mission of the ASVTC clearly in focus and works to ensure that the objectives of the association are in harmony with its mission.
  • Creating policy. The Board creates policy that reflects its values and defines how the ASVTC prefers to work. The policy making done by the Board is broad in scope as contrasted to the operating procedures that are developed by principal and staff in charge of various activities. Anyone may initiate a proposal for school-wide policies or policy change; adoption of policy is the domain of the Board.
  • Providing resources and support. The Board creates access to resources and provides moral support and guidance to those who carry out the work of ASVTC. In addition, the Board broadly oversees the programs of the various trades to ensure that objectives are being achieved in the best fashion possible.
  • Spanning the boundary between ASVTC and the environment. The Board creates links to important constituencies and creates positive visibility for the society.



  • As Chairman of the Board, ensures the Board of Governors fulfills its responsibilities for the governance of the organization.
  • Partners with the principal, helping him/her to achieve the mission of the organization.
  • Optimizes the relationship between the Board and management.


The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Governors, be an ex officio member of all committees, except the Elections Committee, have general and management control of program affairs subject to approval of the Board of Governors, ensure that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Governors are effected, appoint such committee chairs as may be required and sign or countersign all certificates, contracts or other documents, as authorized by the Board of Governors.

  • Chairs the meetings of the Board of Governors.  See that it functions effectively, interacts with management optimally, and fulfills all of its duties. With the Board of Directors develop agendas.
  • With the Board of Directors recommend composition of the Board of Governors. Recommend committee chairperson with an eye to future succession.
  • Reflects any concerns management has in regard to the role of the Board of Governors or individual Governors. Reflect to the Board of Directors the concerns of the Board of Governors and other constituencies.
  • Annually focuses the Board's attention on matters of organizational governance that relate to its own structure, role, and relationship to management. Ensure the Board is satisfied it has fulfilled all of its responsibilities.
  • Draft annual budget before 1st October for approval by the Board of Directors
  • Serves as the organization’s spokesperson. 



Provide governance to the organization, represent it to the community, and accept the ultimate legal authority for it.


  • Determine and support the organization's mission and purpose.
  • Commit to attendance at monthly meetings.
  • Propose to review and approve programs.
  • Helps to ensure effective organizational planning.
  • Helps to ensure adequate resources and manage resources effectively.
  • Determine and monitor the organization's programs and services.
  • Enhance the organization's public image.
  • Informing the Board about opportunities for program development.
  • To approve and facilitate from time to time functions and ASVTC events.
  • All ideas, proposals to be forwarded and discussed at Board of Governors meeting before decisions and  implementation



  • Head of the school


  • Give leadership to the school on a daily basis
  • Initiated action in accordance with the disciplinary rules of the board without prior reference to the board of governors
  • Examine and report to the board on all proposed capital expenditure and plans and specifications for buildings or alterations and repairs
  • Is responsible for the maintenance and administration of all properties belonging or vested in the board
  • Regulate and co-ordinate admissions of trainees to ASVTC in a suitable manner in concurrence with the board
  • Ensure that rules and regulations for staff and trainees are adhered to
  • Organize to promote sports and other extra curricular activities, educational tours etc.


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