About

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.

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History

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.

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Success

"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.”

Robin Rutschilling, Clippard

"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.”

Scott Nixon, President, Nixon Tool Co., Inc.

"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."

Tanika Hughes, Staffing Development Coordinator, Heritage House of Richmond

"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."

Paul Harville, RN, Director of Nursing, The Knolls of Oxford

"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."

Gina Robinson, Director of Health Services, Trilogy-The Springs of Richmond

“I recommend WCC to all students so they can test out a career choice before college.”

Jeanette Sterling, Parent of a Graphic Design student from Connersville High School

"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."

Heidi Reuss, Parent of an Information Technology student from Franklin County High School and Assistant Principal, Franklin County Middle School

"We are very lucky to have this opportunity in our community to educate our students."

Myra Schnitker, Parent of an Information Technology student from Connersville High School

"WCC gives students a head start in the workplace."

Kristy Shepherd, Parent of a Cosmetology student from Connersville High School

"Attending WCC has been a great experience for my daughter. She has gained so much self confidence."

Donna Keen, Parent of a Graphic Design student from Connersville High School

"At WCC, students don't spend all day sitting at a desk. They are learning skills for their future."

Amanda Green, Parent of a Precision Machine Technology student from Connersville High School

"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."

Bryan Wilhelm, Store Manager, Gillman Home Center

"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!"

Crystal Keuhn, Parent of a Diesel Technology student from Franklin County High School

"WCC helps prepare students for a future career."

Stephanie Lewis, Parent of an Automotive Collision Technology student from Franklin County High School

"WCC programs encourage more self-confidence and enhances abilities of the students."

John Baker, Sr., Automotive Technology

"Trade skills are widely needed."

Jennifer Phillips, Parent of a Construction Technology student from Centerville Senior High School

"WCC provides a good learning experience."

Pamela Crowe, Parent of an Electricity student from Connersville High School

"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!"

Crystal Bare, Parent of a Cosmetology student from Franklin County High School

"I have had two kids go to WCC, and they both learned a lot in the career they have chosen to do."

Jessica McDaniel, Parent of a Cosmetology student from Connersville High School

"They seem to make learning fun and recognize the students achievements."

Clay VanWinkle, Parent of a Welding Technology student from Union County High School

"I recommend WCC to any Freshman because this would give them a chance to see what they would want to do after graduation."

Sharon Derickson, Parent of an Information Technology student from Franklin County High School

"WCC is a great place to learn and be an integral part of the community they choose to live in."

Brenda Todd, Parent of a Culinary Arts student from Connersville High School

"My child has enjoyed working and learning at WCC."

Kathy and Leslie Joslin, Parents of a Culinary Arts student from Lincoln High School

"My child's attendance and participation has been very rewarding. Staff's guidance has led to her achieving her goals."

Richard Brock, Parent of a Graphic Design student from Franklin County High School

"WCC is a great way for students to get a jump start on their career."

Heather Halcomb, Parent of a Precision Machine Technology student from Franklin County High School

"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."

Lori McGowan, Parent of a Health Science student from Rushville Consolidated High School

"As a parent I recommend WCC to incoming Sophomores because this is a good time to start seriously planning your future."

Maria Haarmeyer, Parent of a Health Science student from Union County High School

"WCC helps the students prepare themselves for college, their career, and their future. My daughter loves going to the career center."

Michelle Weaver, Parent of a Health Science student from Franklin County High School
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Events

  • Culinary Arts Cookie Walk

    Friday, December 14

    9:00-11:00 & 12:30-1:30

    Join us for the Culinary Arts Cookie Walk. Come and fill a box with your holiday favorites for $5!

  • WCC Open House

    Thursday, February 21

    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Join us at the Open House to tour the facilities and learn more about the career programs offered. Company and college representatives will also be here to talk about opportunities for students after high school.

  • Cosmetology Salon

    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.