Closed February 9th

The Whiteside Area Career Center is cancelling classes for Friday, February 9th.  Stay safe everyone!

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CEO Instructor Position

WACC has an opening for a part-time CEO instructor for the 2018-2019 school year.  The CEO facilitator is responsible for creating a classroom culture with specific standards and expectations which supports a professional, student-led learning environment. The facilitator organizes all speakers, business visits, and classroom locations and leads student discussions.  They are responsible for a weekly digital newsletter read by students, parents, school personnel, and the business community.  They maintain the calendar and student portion of the website.  The facilitator establishes and maintains relationships with professionals in the business community.

Please send letter of application and a resume by March 5th to:  Jerry Binder; Whiteside Area Career Center; 1608 Fifth Avenue; Sterling, IL  61081.  For any questions regarding the position, call Dawn Arians at 815-626-5810.  WRVS/WACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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WACC Open House

Stop by WACC tonight, November 9th, between 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for our annual Open House.  Tour the building to see the amazing things our students are doing.  Over 100 door prizes – refreshments – and wonderful programs!  Stop By Tonight … 1608 5th Avenue, Sterling

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Multicraft Technology Program & Multicraft Extended Internship Program

Multicraft Technology Program & Multicraft Extended Internship Program at SVCC

As manufacturers continue to battle the growing skills gap, local educators and manufacturers have joined to address the problem and make a difference. Whiteside Area Career Center (WACC) and Sauk Valley Community College (SVCC) have joined with 10 manufacturing businesses to develop the the Multicraft Extended Internship Program (MEIP).

The MEIP provides an outstanding opportunity for select students to obtain valuable work experience, and get paid, while earning their two year AAS degree in the Multicraft Technology Program at SVCC. Ten local businesses have partnered with SVCC to offer part-time positions for students so they can apply what they are learning in the classroom to the job site. Currently, participating companies include Crest Foods (Ashton), Borg Warner and Spectrum Brands (Dixon), Fulton Corp and Timken Drives (Fulton), E.D. Etnyre (Oregon), Genesis III (Prophetstown) and ASTEC Mobile Screens, FRANTZ Manufacturing Company, Walmart Distribution Center (all in Sterling).

Area high school students can take advantage of the Welding and Manufacturing Technology program as WACC in order to get a jumpstart on the program.

Additional information about the Multicraft Extended Internship Program can be found at:

For further information about the MIAB contact John Gvozdjak at 815.625.7063, and for information about the Muliticraft Extended Internship Program contact John Mandrell,  Vice President of Academics and Student Services at Sauk Valley Community College, at 815.835.6344, or Paula Rademacher, Director, Whiteside Area Career Center, at 815.626.5810.


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Criminal Justice Wall of Honor

In celebration of Whiteside Area Career Center’s 50th Anniversary, the Criminal Justice Department wants to honor the past criminal justice students who have entered into a career in the Criminal Justice field or associated fields such as: Police Officer, Deputy, Trooper, Detective, DNR Officers, Forensic Science Tech/Investigator, Probation Officer, Parole Officer, Correctional Officer, Paralegal, Attorney, DCFS/LSSI counselor, Firefighter, Fire Marshall Investigator, and military members.

Bruce Luther, who is the Criminal Justice Instructor at Whiteside Area Career Center (WACC) is creating a Wall of Honor for those individuals.  The wall will be located in the criminal justice classroom.  Mr. Luther would like to have a 5 x 7 photo of the past student in uniform or appropriate attire, a logo or shoulder patch of the organization they are a member of and their name, name of the department they are now with, how long they have been with the department and  the year they attended WACC Criminal Justice Class. This will be a continuous endeavor as to honor our local alumni who are proudly serving our communities and our country.

Please contact Mr. Luther at 815-626-5810 Ext: 212 (Week days in April to May 26th) 7:30 am to 8 am & 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm) or e-mail: if you have any questions.  If you are one of our honored students, send the information, photo and patch/logo to Whiteside Area Career Center, ATTN: Bruce Luther, 1608 5th Ave, Sterling, IL 61081.

Help us celebrate WACC and 50 years of providing real life skills to our local youth so they can be successful members of our communities.

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