2024 Those Who Excel Award Recipient

Congratulations to Wilco Area Career Center Executive Administrative Assistant/HR Sherry Harris on winning a 2024 Those Who Excel Award from the @Illinois State Board of Education.

Harris won the Award of Meritorious Service in the Educational Service Personnel for connecting with her school community and making a positive impact.

“I am extremely honored and proud to represent Wilco Area Career Center with this award,” Harris said.

Harris said she wouldn’t be successful in her role without great students, administration and a devoted staff. Way to go, Sherry! #Wilcoproud

Wilco Preschool Class of 2024 Graduation

Graduation is such a special milestone in a child’s life.   The Wilco Preschool Graduation ceremony is a great opportunity to celebrate learning and to recognize an important milestone, one that may be the first of many milestones. Wilco Area Career Center is proud to promote this innate feeling of pride and accomplishment as students receive their preschool diploma.  From the tassel on the graduation . . .

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10 Wilco Seniors Awarded 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Wilco Area Career Center awarded 10 scholarships to Seniors for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Scholarship recipients were selected based on evidence of commitment, leadership, achievement and financial need. Congratulations to our Seniors! Ella Banas, Wilmington Piper Colantone, Plainfield Central Heidi Enriquez, Plainfield East, (not pictured) Maria Fiore, Lemont, (not pictured) . . .

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STUDENTS OF YEAR 2023-2024

Teachers select a student of the YEAR who exemplifies a great work ethic, a good attitude and good attendance. We are so happy to recognize students who are going above and beyond! Students of YEAR 2024....Congrats! Student of 1st Quarter 23-24 Student of 2nd Quarter 23-24 Student of 3rd Quarter 23-24 Student of the Year 2024          

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Student prepares for FCCLA competition

Lemont High School Culinary student, Colin Mendrick prepares for his upcoming FCCLA Competion in February by making a charcuterie board.  A charcuterie board is an appetizer typically served on a wooden board or stone slab, either eaten straight from the board itself or portioned onto flatware. It features a selection of preserved foods, especially cured meats or pâtés, as well as cheeses and crackers or . . .

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Veterinary Program expands

Wilco Area Career Center expands veterinary training program. Will County teens interested in entering the veterinary medicine field will have an expanded opportunity to get hands-on experience while still in high school thanks to a new expansion at the Wilco Area Career Center in Romeoville.  

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Annual Guidance Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual Guidance Breakfast at Wilco Area Career Center this morning.  We appreciate your partnership and your support as we work together to create a shared tomorrow for our students and community! #careerbuilder, #community #partnerships  

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2023FL JJC Dual Credit Billing

Wilco Area Career Center, is in partnership with the Joliet Junior Community College, offering high school students the opportunity to take dual-credit college courses where students may get credit for high school and college at the low rate of $12.00 a credit hour. If your child would take this course at the college it would cost $151.00 dollars a credit hour.  Joliet Junior College provided the attached flyer to help answer . . .

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Event/Fall Open House

Thank you to All Who Made our Ribbon-Cutting Event and Fall Open House a Huge Success!  Yesterday, Wilco celebrated the ribbon-cutting of our new Veterinary Asst. Clinic.  We were joined by Village of Romeoville Mayor, John Novak, Senator Meg Loughran Cappel, Will County Board, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Romeoville Chamber, Mary Kay Campbell, Will County Animal Control Director, Anna Payton, JJC VMTP Coordinators, Abby . . .

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5 Years of Service Recognition

WILCO is proud to recognize the following staff members for 5 years of Service:  Teacher Aide in Culinary Arts, Chef Scott Dudgeon & Computer Technology Instructor, Mrs. Faye Jackson We sincerely appreciate your hard work, dedication and loyalty year after year to make Wilco Area Career Center a GREAT place for students to THRIVE in their educational journey!

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Current Highlights

Public Buffet Schedule-Call for Reservations TODAY!

2023 - 2024 Culinary Events EVENT Max Reservation Cost Date Time Thanksgiving Buffet Max 88 $12 November 8th 11:00 a.m. Christmas Tea Max 50 $12 December 13th 11:00 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Buffet Max 88 $12 . . . read more

Wilco Administration

Executive Director Elizabeth Kaufman ekaufman@wilcoacc.org (815) 838-6941 ext. 1006   Assistant Director/Principal Bosa Goodale bgoodale@wilco acc.org (815) 838-6941 ext. 1032    Assistant Principal for Student Services Jeannine Marco jmarco@wilco acc.org (815) 838-6941 ext. 1013           . . . read more