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Robert de Oliveira
Academic Support Specialist

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

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

At KACC, We're Positive About our Students

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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Deputy Powell speaking to Preschoolers about his police equipment.

Public Safety at its Best.

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

Thanks with a touch of Great Karma

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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Current Highlights

TeamKACC 2020 to Compete at SkillsUSA

Law Enforcement Students practicing CSI Team skills

Plan Prepare Execute

Skills USA ’s mission is “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American Citizens.” How nicely this fits with KACC’s motto: Preparing Students for Tomorrow!   . . . read more

Engineering and Design

Computer Aided Drafting

The Engineering and  Design program at the Career Center is a two-year program offered to juniors and seniors.  Even though this course is constructed around a two-year curriculum, sometimes students can only fit one year into . . . read more

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 article will be updated as we come across fresh, well stated information, please visit our website and check in once in a while to access a link or two. . . . read more

Construction Technology

Course Description

Students in Construction Technology build and maintain structures ranging from rough scaffolds, residential electric and concrete forms to homes which require exact finish-work.  They work with wood, metal, plastic and concrete.  Using both hand and power tools, people in the construction trade erect wood frameworks for buildings, install window frames, apply exterior siding and . . . read more

About Us

Students having fun on KACC Globe at Front of School.

The primary purpose of the Kankakee Area Career Center (KACC) is to meet the  Career and Technical Education needs of regional high school students.    The underlying function of the . . . read more