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Celebrating Student Success
Congratulations Class of 2021 Celebrating Student Success is one of our greatest joys. Whether you're a student, parent, faculty member, staff or Administrator, this year is incredibly special to us all. Everyone was grateful to be transition in person to celebrate this year's Student Awards Recipients. KACC's Executive Director, Matt Kelley had it right when he said "These students have . . .
Thank you Court Street Ford and Acme Auto Parts, Inc.
Following the incredible donation of a 2011 Ford Fiesta, Court Street Ford found another opportunity for our Auto Technology students. Court Street Ford has donated another vehicle, this time, a 2009 Ford Focus. This vehicle needed a cylinder head repair. As the end of the school year was approaching quickly, the decision was made to implement into our curriculum an engine replacement. Students . . .
Position Opening beginning 2021-2022 School Year
Summers off sound good? This part-time position offers an opportunity to help shape tomorrow’s workforce. Kankakee Area Career Center, located in Bourbonnais, has an immediate opening for a welding teacher’s assistant to work with juniors and seniors from 16 area high schools. Associates Degree or eligible for paraprofessional certification required and welding experience or eligible for a . . .
Congratulations Jacob Costello
Congratulations Jacob Costello on being named an Illinois State Scholar! Jacob is yet another fine example of how well academic excellence pairs with career and technical education - this time Welding Technology. This fine young man has worked very hard and it has paid off. Jacob attends KACC's Zero Hour Welding Technology Program. This class meets bright and early at 6:15 a.m. Jacob has not missed a single . . .
Preschool Registration for Fall 2021 is now open. Just click on the link below and follow instructions to submit your child's registration request. Registrations are taken on a first-come/first-serve basis. Instructions for Online Registration
Kankakee Area Career Center's 8th Grade Day - Options and Opportunities! Don't Forget - Once you enter: Sign - In on the Options and Opportunities Home Page! Participate in the Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win one of many $25 Amazon Gift Cards! Now - Just click on the enter button and GO!
Law Enforcement Scholarship Program Continues
All of us at KACC, especially our Law Enforcement Program, are incredibly grateful to many local police departments and Fraternal Orders of Police for once again supporting our annual Law Enforcement Scholarship Program. This program, originally instituted seven years ago, has aided many KACC Law Enforcement Students to pursue their post-secondary education. Our KACC Alumni are scattered throughout police departments and . . .
The most fundamental task an engine company must perform is stretching hose lines to extinguish a fire. And there is nothing worse than "stretching short" and not having enough hose to reach the fire. Students in the Fire/Rescue/EMR class at the Kankakee Area Career Center have been performing fire hose evolutions that include loading and deploying hose lines of varying lengths. Most . . .
After weeks of training using self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), students in the Fire/Rescue/EMR curriculum were able to put the skills they learned to the test by completing a rather unusual SCBA confidence course. The students put all their SCBA skills together as they navigated the course with their vision obscured following a hose line simulating what typically occurs in an actual fire.
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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
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
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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