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.
"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.”
"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.”
“I recommend WCC to all students so they can test out a career choice before college.”
“The programs allow students to receive first-hand experience in their desired career field.”
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.
WCC prepares students for what is coming in college and prepares them for the regular work life. My son looks forward to going to WCC to learn more every day.
“I wish I would have gone to WCC when I was in high school.”
“My son has been in the Electricity program for two years and is already being considered for employment with a prominent electrical service company.”
“I recommend WCC to any high school student because it’s a great place to learn and get ready for a career.”
“WCC is an educational facility that engages students in their learning experience.”
“The skills taught prepare students for the real world working environment.”
“I recommend WCC to all students because they encourage the curiosity to develop plans for the future. Then, WCC actually helps students by taking action and developing skills and talents.”
The career center gives students a taste of what the career is like before making a final decision on what they want to do.
“When students graduate, they have a career and an advantage over others.”
“My child is learning and growing academically and personally.”
“I recommend WCC to any high school student because it provides students with so many opportunities and begins their college education.”
WCC provides the skills needed for tomorrow's workplace. I feel confident that my son will be able to find gainful employment if he uses the skills gained at WCC.
“I am very thankful that my son has the opportunity to go to WCC.”
WCC is the beginning of my child's career.
This is by far my favorite class I have taken throughout my entire school career. It requires a good work ethic, time management, team work, a positive attitude, and just a pinch of math.
WCC provides life lessons beyond high school.
We are very lucky to have this opportunity in our community to educate our students.
WCC gives students a head start in the workplace.
WCC gives you the tools you need in order to be career ready.
Attending WCC has been a great experience for my daughter. She has gained so much self confidence.
Students not only learn from books, they learn by doing.
WCC is a great first step toward college.
At WCC, students don't spend all day sitting at a desk. They are learning skills for their future.
We have had three sons attend WCC, and they are all very successful.
Attending the career center is a great chance to check out a field of interest.
I feel WCC is an excellent way to prepare students for post high school education of any sort.
The Work-Based Learning program is a great program. It gets students ready for a real job, and it was good for our residents to work with young people.
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.