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Robert de Oliveira - A Treasure Trove of Knowledge, Experience and Compassion

Robert de Oliveira
Academic Support Specialist

Merriam-Webster defines a treasure trove as a valuable discovery, resource, or collection.  That's what we at KACC have found in Mr. Robert de Oliveira.  His treasure comes in the form of knowledge, experience and compassion, topped off with a dedication to assist students grow into young professionals. A little insight into Mr. de Oliveira's biography we think will help folks understand his ability to make . . .

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At KACC, We're Positive About our Students

Picture of Positive Referral Winners, Alex Ludwig, Mya Sumrall and Trent Owens

September Positive Referrals Awarded

KACC's Culture of  Catching Students Doing Good is alive and well!   Mr. Papineau, KACC Dean of Students, and Principal Guerin were delighted to make 34 parent phone calls just to tell them something great about their son or daughter.  According to Principal Guerin, this "never gets old."  "Students started the year off showing what they are made of, earning a . . .

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Public Safety at its Best.

Deputy Powell speaking to Preschoolers about his police equipment.

Deputy Zach Powell Even Assigned a Little Homework.

KACC Preschool students had a special visitor in class today.  Kankakee County Sheriff's Deputy, Zach Powell, spoke to students about his career in public safety.  He explained who he was, what a police officer does, and of course, tips for their own personal safety and a little 9-1-1 information to boot. Deputy Powell brought some equipment to class and explained their uses and purpose.  Equipment included a . . .

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Thanks with a touch of Great Karma

Fire-Rescue-ERM Instructor Leeson, Chief Glenn, Assist Chief Gerdes and Principal Guerin

Once again, Kankakee Area Career Center’s Fire-Rescue-EMR program is the beneficiary of a wonderful gift from our community partners.  Ashkum Fire Chief, Jeff Glenn and the Ashkum Fire Board of Trustees donated a 1986 Pierce Fire Engine. This Fire Engine will be an awesome asset when it comes to training KACC Fire-Rescue-EMR students in all aspects of firefighting, including obtaining a water supply and fire apparatus . . .

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Nick Gliwa and Hope Mitton - Welcome Back to KACC!

Not as students, but as Guest Instructors

Nick Gliwa a 2019 student from KACC's Fire-Rescue-EMR program and graduate of Grant Park High School teamed up with  Hope Mitton, former KACC Certified Nurse Assistant/Medical Terminology student from Donovan High School class of 2020 to instruct Fire-Rescue-ERM students on how to treat hemorrhages. Nick is a 9-1-1 dispatcher for Lake County, Indiana, and former member of the Grant Park Fire Protection . . .

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Law Enforcement Students practicing CSI Team skills

TeamKACC 2020 to Compete at SkillsUSA

Plan Prepare Execute

Skills USA ’s mission is “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American Citizens.” . . .

Computer Aided Drafting

Engineering and Design

The Engineering and  Design program at the Career Center is a two-year program offered to juniors and seniors.  Even though this . . .

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

Course Description

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

Students having fun on KACC Globe at Front of School.

About Us

The primary purpose of the Kankakee Area Career Center (KACC) is to meet the  Career and Technical Education needs of regional . . .

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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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