Welcome to the Whiteside Area Career Center

The Whiteside Area Career Center (WACC) is one of about sixty regional vocational systems in Illinois. The systems were organized in 1986-87 to coordinate and provide regional career and technical programming among its member, collect and report data to the Illinois State Board of Education, act as the flow-through of federal and state resources, and market career and technology education throughout its region.

WACC is governed by a Board of Control comprised of the superintendents from each member school district. At present, sixteen local public school districts and three private schools are members of this cooperative joint agreement.

Career and technical programming is provided at member high schools or at the Whiteside Area Career Center. Occupational clusters include agricultural occupations, business and related occupations, family and consumer sciences, health occupations and industrial/technical occupations.

Our Mission:
WACC Educates Effectively, so
Students Learn Successfully, to
Live Productively

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WACC Students do Outstanding in Welding Competition

Whiteside Area Career Center Welding students competed in the 9th Annual High School Welding Competition at Midwest Technical Institute in Moline, IL on April 9, 2015. The competition brought together over 40 junior and senior high school and career/vocational school students from the Quad City Area. Competitors were tested specifically on their ability to weld out of position (uphill, horizontal, and flat) using 7018 rod or equivalent. A written exam covering basic welding knowledge was also given.

WACC students took 1st through 6th place, and 8th and 9th place out of the top 10 spots with three students taking home trophies and prize money: Michael Koster (Sterling High School) placed 1st, Drew Burger (Newman High School) placed 2nd and Sam Wike (Sterling High School) placed 3rd. In addition, Josh Adams (Sterling High School) had the best score on the written test and Stephen Geiger (Sterling High School) won the door prize.

The competition was a great learning experience for the students as well as an opportunity to promote welding as an important and in-demand part of today’s competitive job market.

Congratulations to Mr. Bierdeman and all of the students on a job well done!

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Pictured L to R: Stephen Geiger (Sterling HS), ?, Dalton Kepner (Sterling HS), Micheal Koster (Sterling HS), Drew Burger (Newman HS), Sam Wike (Sterling HS), Kyler Beck (Sterling HS), Josh Adams (Sterling HS), ?, Ryan Wiersema (Morrison HS)

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2015 WACC Scholarships

The following scholarships are being offered through Whiteside Area Career Center for the 2014-2015 School Year: CLARENCE BROWN SCHOLARSHIP – One $500 Scholarship and Five $300 Scholarships One $500 scholarship must be awarded to a senior student from Sterling High … Continue reading

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Job Posting – System Director

Job Posting The Whiteside Regional Vocational System located in Sterling, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of System Director. Applicants must have a current Administrative Type 75 Certificate and a Professional Education License in the area of Career and … Continue reading

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End of Winter Break is here

The end of Winter Break is January 5. The teachers and staff at WACC are want to welcome back all the students for a great second half of the school year.

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Whiteside Area Career Center ~ Open House 2014

Whiteside Area Career Center will host an open house on Monday, November 10th. It will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Students, parents, and the public are invited to visit WACC to meet the instructors and learn about our programs.
Door prizes will be available.

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Kiddie Kampus Happenings

The Kiddie Kampus Preschoolers ended their week of learning about Letter “C” by making cars out of boxes. The Early Childhood Education Students helped the preschoolers create their awesome cars and had them “drive “their cars through the WACC office … Continue reading

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Whiteside Area Career Center’s Computer Tech students featured in national certification magazine.

Whiteside Area Career Center’s Computer Tech students featured in national certification magazine.

Certification Magazine

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Whiteside County United Way Chili Cook Off

Whiteside County United Way Chili Cook Off Both the CEO and Food Service Programs from WACC entered the Annual Whiteside County United Way Chili Cook Off on Saturday, October 11th. The CEO program’s theme was Under Construction and the Food … Continue reading

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