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 Career Center is to prepare students to select viable career paths and obtain the training and skills essential for continuing education and/or the job market.
KACC strives to make students confident and creative builders of their future. Our focus is on the whole person. We work toward an integrated curriculum, reaching across disciplines and removing boundaries in an atmosphere of cooperation with respect for individual differences and community values. Students are encouraged to meet academic challenges with openness, enthusiasm, and a willingness to solve problems.
The information in this book will highlight course descriptions, dual college credit, industry standard certifications and licenses, as well as additional options and opportunities through National Technical Honor Society, SkillsUSA and Student Advisory Council.
- To prepare students for the transition from high school to the next level of development, whether it be advanced education, the military, or the world of work.
- To teach students leadership skills and positive work values.
- To prepare students to function effectively in their careers and personal lives.
- To develop a systematic plan for evaluating current courses and possible new courses.
- To integrate technology into all career and technical education programs.
- To recruit and retain qualified and effective instructors in all programs.
- To upgrade facilities and equipment continually to maintain state-of-the-art levels.
- To provide work-site learning experiences whenever possible.
- To emphasize and teach employability skills.
- To articulate with post-secondary institutions.