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 bread.

Family, Career & Community Leaders of Americal (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization for students in family and consumer sciences education in public and private schools through grade 12.  The theme this year is Welcome to "The Ultimate Journey." The 2023-2024 annual theme encapsulates not only the destination but also the transformative journey a student will undertake with FCCLA. As they embark on this path, they will find that "The Ultimate Journey" is about growth, both personal and professional and Colin's charcuterie board reflects his growth in the Culinary program....keep up the good work!


First Public Buffet of the School Year

Wilco Culinary Arts students presented their first Public Buffet of the school year. It was a Thanksgiving theme. We had a great crowd of regulars back for a new year and everyone was happy after enjoying a feast including; butternut squash soup, parker house rolls, poached pear salad, roast turkey, glazed ham, roasted vegetables, green bean casserole, stuffing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin streusel . . .

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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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Teachers select a student of the quarter 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 1st quarter 2023....Congrats! Student of 1st Quarter 23-24            

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