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A Path to NUCOR

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Chief Metallurgist and Melt Shop Electrical Supervisor visit KACC

KACC students had the unique opportunity to hear from two fine team members from NUCOR Steel Kankakee.  Caitlin Widdicombe, Chief Metallurgist and Chris Widdicombe, Melt Shop Supervisor came to KACC and spent an entire day meeting with groups of students from a variety of curriculum areas.   Director Kelley and Principal Guerin believe opening the opportunity to this variety of students because many of . . .

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Students Selected for Fire Cadet/Explorer Program at Kankakee Fire Department

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The Kankakee Fire Department Recently Began a Fire Cadet/Explorer post in an effort to help students from the area who attended local schools be better prepared to become career firefighter/paramedics with the department. Seven Students from the Kankakee Area Career Fire-Rescue-EMS curriculum were selected to participate in this program.  Ed Leeson, KACC Fire-Rescue-EMS Instructor stated this is "One more example of the . . .

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Update from Christopher Canady

Christopher Canady in Australia

Every once in a while a student pops up to say hello.  Earlier this month, we heard from Christopher Canady.  Chris was a student in the KACC Law Enforcement class. While Chris isn't working on a career in law enforcement, he is working toward getting a doctorate in neuropsychology with a goal to study how brain circuits are different in people diagnosed with with autism. Whenever our formal students are doing . . .

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First Quarter Wrap Up - Congratulations Students!

Hard to believe the first quarter of the school year has already come and gone.  We have a really great group of smart and talented students here at KACC.  They have made a definite impact on me having a terrific start to my first year as KACC Principal.  If you follow us on social media, you already know about the many, many positive activities constantly going on throughout the building and beyond into the community with . . .

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Thank You Manteno Veterans' Home!

From KACC C.N.A. Training Program

How appropriate: It's National Nurses and C.N.A. Week when the Kankakee Area Career Center (KACC) extends sincere thanks to the Manteno . . .

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Drafting + 3D Design

Manual drafting and computer aided drafting (CAD)  allows an individual to take an idea and transfer it to a drawing. This drawing is . . .

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KACC School of Cosmetology Salon Open to Public!

One of the many unknown gems of the Kankakee Area Career Center is our Full Service Salon.  This salon is a very important part of our . . .

Take a Minute Update - A Fresh Look

When we come across an informative and interesting article or video, we will post a link within this short article. Since this particular . . .

Construction Technology

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Students in Construction Technology build and maintain structures ranging from rough scaffolds, residential electric and concrete forms to . . .

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The primary purpose of the Kankakee Area Career Center is to meet vocational/ technical education needs of the regional high school students. . . .

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Kankakee Area Career Center4083 N 1000 W Road

PO Box 570Bourbonnais, IL 60914

815-939-4971Fax: 815-939-7598

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