Whiteside Area Career Center
The Whiteside Area Career Center (WACC) is located in Sterling, Illinois. It is one of sixty-one regional vocational systems in Illinois. Systems were organized in 1986-87 to coordinate and provide regional career and technical programming among its members, 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 composed of the superintendents from each member district. At present, seventeen local school districts are members of this cooperative joint agreement.
Career and technical programs are provided at the Whiteside Area Career Center. Occupational clusters include Auto Tech, Building Trades, Computer Aided Drafting, Computer Repair & Networking, Criminal Justice, Digital Media Arts, Early Childhood Education, Food Service Occupations, Health Occupations, Machining Trades, and Welding Fabrication.