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Remote Learning Doesn't Stop Student Success!

Congratulations Students of the 4th Quarter!

There is no doubt this 4th Quarter has been the most unprecedented - not just at KACC - but throughout my entire career in education. With all the uncertainty, minute to minute changing dynamics coupled with the move to Remote Learning, our students at here at the Kankakee Area Career Center rose to the challenge - and in a big way. Plans are underway to host a virtual Student Awards Ceremony later this month.  While . . .

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Picture of nail designs by Gina Horn

A note from Gina Horn

Owner Meraki Nail Bar, Frankfort

Hearing from former students absolutely never gets old.  Learning where their hard work, dedication and KACC education has taken them is very fulfilling.  Former Cosmetology student, Gina Horn, dropped an email note of reflection which we wanted to share: I NEVER imagined being a nail technician. I always wanted to do something with art, but never thought it would be on a tiny canvas. At 15 years old, I told my . . .

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Even During Covid-19, There Are Good Jobs!

Take a Look at Urban Farmer

Yes, there are opportunities to work, even during this pandemic.  Urban Farmer in Manteno, Illinois is continuing its unprecedented growth.  According to Mr. John Keigher, they are adding new production lines and in need of 50+ additional members for the Urban Farmer Team.  He says "these are perfect positions for high school and college students.  We have had some high school seniors who have done very . . .

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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

Drafting + 3D Design

Computer Aided Drafting

The Drafting + 3D 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 their . . . 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