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.

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Our Mission:
WACC Educates Effectively, so
Students Learn Successfully, to
Live Productively
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End of Year Message

Dear Student, Parents, and other stakeholders:

It is hard to believe that we have now completed another year at the Whiteside Area Career Center. Over the past year, we have been witness to the dedication and perseverance of our students in their chosen fields of study which has resulted in many new and fulfilling achievements. Some of these achievements include:

  • We had 98% of our CNA students pass the state Certified Nursing Assistant exam.
  • Over sixty Information Technology certifications were earned by students in Computer Technology covering PC Repair, Networking, and Network Security.
  • The building trades program finished a complete rehab of a home.
  • Sixteen students earned the Illinois Food Sanitation Certification.
  • Over 100 students completed internships which lead to full-time employment for many of them.
  • Hundreds of college credits were awarded to students, saving them tens of thousands of dollars in college tuition.

All of our students’ achievements could not be possible without the support they receive from all members of our school communities and the cooperation of everyone involved. Thank you to the administrators, teachers, teaching assistants, and support staff who work tirelessly to make learning at WACC a positive endeavor. Thank you also to all our parents and guardians who support our students in so many ways. Whether you attended our open house, help and encourage with their school work, or provided early rides to catch the bus to WACC.

As we have wrapped up another school year at WACC, let us not forget that learning is an everyday experience, for the rest of our lives. High School may be over for some and others might only have one more year of high school left, but each of us, no matter your age, we will continue to learn on a daily basis. Please take some time to reflect on the students achievements, this past year at WACC. I hope that everyone can take some time this summer to relax and get rejuvenated as you move toward the future.

Dana Fellows

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Cupcake Wars

The Commercial Food Service students have recently competed in a contest to bake the best cupcake using a secret ingredient.  This year’s secret ingredient was cinnamon.  After much deliberation, a winner was chosen and it is our bakers from Block … Continue reading

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Assistant Director Job Posting

The Whiteside Area Career Center will be hiring an Assistant Director beginning July 1, 2014. Duties will be similar to a high school assistant principal. It will be a 200 day contract, with salary contingent on experience. Resume and application deadline is May 30th. Please contact Kim Purvis at (815)626-5810 or kpurvis@wacc.cc for more information.

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CEO Recognition Awards

One $500, two $300 and five $100 CEO Recognition Awards will be presented to eight CEO students this year.
To be eligible, each student must complete a typed application form, submit a resume and return them to his/her WACC instructor or the WACC main office by Wednesday, May 13, 2014 by 8:30 p.m. Applications may also be completed online @ wacc.cc, click on “Students” and then “Scholarship Forms”. No application forms will be accepted past the due date. Final selections will be made by the CEO Awards’ Selection Committee.

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Special Board Meeting

There will be a special board meeting at the Whiteside Area Career Center on Tuesday, May 13 at 9:00

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April 2014 Students of the Month

Many congratulations to our April 2014 Students of the Month!

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March 2014 Students of the Month

The Whiteside Area Career Center would like to acknowledge and congratulate our March 2014 Students of the Month!

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February 2014 Students of the Month

Many congratulations to our February 2014 Students of the Month!

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