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Lauren Jay, Cosmetology Phase II Instructor

A True Go Getter!

Since 2004, when Lauren Jay entered Professionals Choice Hair Design Academy in Joliet to earn her Cosmetology License, she has gained a tremendous array of varied experiences in the Cosmetology Industry. Like most new graduates, Ms. Lauren began renting a chair at a small three-chair salon.  Once the salon closed (the owners retired), she was offered a position to lead a new hair and tanning salon start-up in . . .

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Ayden Giffen, BBCHS Auto Tech Student Working on Compressed Air and Gas Safety Module on Electude

Electude - Automotive E-Learning Platform

According to a recent press release, Electude is currently the world's leading automotive e-learning company.  This company was very forward-thinking when they took their thirty years of experience to offer this learning platform. Modules are designed to teach techniques, tools and provide training to give our students the best educational experience possible.  In fact, Electude announced just a week ago they . . .

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Pictured from Left to right are  Lt. Adam McCrudy, Firefighter/Paramedic Nick Vallos and Firefighter/Paramedic Noah Hubly. Fun Fact: Noah is KACC alumni!

E-X-T-R-A-cation Equipment Donation

The Manteno Fire Prevention District recently donated surplus extrication equipment to the Kankakee Area Career Center Fire-Rescue-EMR program.  The items donated are typically used for stabilizing vehicles during extrication of patients involved in automobile collisions.  The donation included: (4) airbags, an airbag controller, airbag hoses, wooden cribbing and step-chocks.  Other tools included a . . .

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Sophomores - This one's for you!

Sophomores Seeking Success

KACC's traditional Sophomore Day will be, like many things in 2020, a virtual experience. Plans are underway to create a virtual experience - Sophomores Seeking Success - so sophomore students, like yourself, from KACC attending schools, are able to take a look at the wide variety of career and technical programs available here at the Career Center. You'll be asked to take a quick career interest survey which . . .

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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