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McHenry County Workforce Network receives grant to help adults find work after jail

Post Date:01/04/2019

The McHenry County Workforce Network received a Talent Pipeline Grant of $195,538 from the Illinois Department of Commerce for creation of a Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Program for at-risk young adults and residents returning to the workforce after incarceration.

The program is designed to be a career pathway for underserved populations to gain skills needed to enter apprenticeship programs or directly into employment with a local manufacturer. The program runs through June 30, 2020, and will include workplace readiness courses, manufacturing essentials courses, hands-on learning activities and more.

The McHenry County Workforce Network is partnering with McHenry County College, the Illinois Department of Corrections, the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, the Illinois Manufacturing Association, the McHenry County States Attorney’s Office, the Stateline Society for Human Resources and local employers to bring the opportunity to the community.

For information, visit www.mchenrycountyworkforce.com.

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