WCC offers 13 career programs for high school juniors and seniors. Whether students choose to go directly from high school to college, work, the military, an apprenticeship, or any combination of these, our goal is to help students prepare for their career. At WCC, students gain the experience to make informed career decisions and the skills and knowledge to be successful.
Whitewater Career Center provides career and technical education for students from six school corporations. Located in Connersville, IN, WCC serves students from Centerville, Connersville, Franklin County, Lincoln, Rushville, and Union County high schools.
WCC opened in August 1970 and consists of 3 buildings of classrooms, labs, workshops, offices and other instructional resource areas. A governing board, with representatives from all six school corporations, oversees 13 career programs and ensures that students have access to facilities and experiences that prepare them for careers and further education. More than 500 students attend either the AM or PM session every school day. The remainder of the student’s day is spent at the home high school completing requirements for graduation and participating in extracurricular activities.
Each year, WCC hosts activities to showcase student achievements for parents and visitors. Activities include open houses, breast cancer awareness events, our Veterans Day program, middle school visits, sophomore recruiting visits, the National Technical Honor Society induction, the spring awards program, and more. Each spring, students demonstrate their skills at regional & state competitions. WCC also hosts the “Class Act” restaurant operated by students in the Culinary Arts program. The restaurant is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
"Not only do your students have the technical skills to step in, they are prepared to work in a manufacturing environment. They come to work every day, on time, and are able to communicate well. We work with three other programs in the tri-state area and rate Whitewater Career Center the highest...by far.”
"We have found success hiring Whitewater Career Center students and placing them in our apprenticeship program. They are highly advanced in their skills and ready to face the challenges of employment. The Career Center is willing to listen to employers and understands what students need to know to be successful. Nixon Tool is grateful to have Whitewater Career Center in our community.”
"Hiring WCC students has been a wonderful experience! We have hired some wonderful young men and women and are excited to see where life will take them."
"WCC students are quickly able to integrate themselves in the roles they fill in our organization. This shows good training. The students are prepared to work in the healthcare setting."
"Hiring WCC students has allowed us to add new talent to our workforce and with the hopes they will continue to grow within our company."
“I recommend WCC to all students so they can test out a career choice before college.”
"WCC is an invaluable resource for our students and community. The vast educational programming affords students opportunities to explore career and internship options, and in return students secure certifications and college credits while preparing for the workforce."
"We are very lucky to have this opportunity in our community to educate our students."
"WCC gives students a head start in the workplace."
"Attending WCC has been a great experience for my daughter. She has gained so much self confidence."
"At WCC, students don't spend all day sitting at a desk. They are learning skills for their future."
"Work-Based Learning students are screened well, and it is a win-win. The students get the work knowledge and responsibilities, and the store gets a motivated employee."
"As a parent, I recommend WCC to all students because there are so many great programs to give real life experience in many job-related fields.....love it!"
"WCC helps prepare students for a future career."
"WCC programs encourage more self-confidence and enhances abilities of the students."
"Trade skills are widely needed."
"WCC provides a good learning experience."
"WCC teaches the same curriculum as any other cosmetology school at a fraction of the cost. Students graduate with a license in cosmetology with no student loans!"
"I have had two kids go to WCC, and they both learned a lot in the career they have chosen to do."
"They seem to make learning fun and recognize the students achievements."
"I recommend WCC to any Freshman because this would give them a chance to see what they would want to do after graduation."
"WCC is a great place to learn and be an integral part of the community they choose to live in."
"My child has enjoyed working and learning at WCC."
"My child's attendance and participation has been very rewarding. Staff's guidance has led to her achieving her goals."
"WCC is a great way for students to get a jump start on their career."
"I recommend WCC to anyone because the programs prepare the kids for their future, plus they can decide before college if that's the field they want to go in to."
"As a parent I recommend WCC to incoming Sophomores because this is a good time to start seriously planning your future."
"WCC helps the students prepare themselves for college, their career, and their future. My daughter loves going to the career center."
WCC Awards Program
May 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Join us as we honor our outstanding students for the 2017-18 school year.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
9:30-11:00 & 12:15-2:15
Call the WCC salon at (765) 825-0521 to make your appointment. All services are performed by students and are by appointment only. See the Cosmetology program page for services and prices.