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  • McHenry County Workforce Network
  • Illinois workNet website
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security
  • Labor Market Information
  • McHenry County Economic Development Corporation
  • The Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago are a consortium of nine Workforce Boards covering the City of Chicago, Northern Cook County, South and West Suburban Cook County, DuPage County, Grundy/Livingston/Kankakee Counties, Kane/Kendall/DeKalb Counties, Lake County, McHenry County and Will County.

    The Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago are committed to building a demand-driven workforce system. They link regional workforce investment activities with economic development organizations in order to support a workforce system that provides quality employees for employers and develops real career opportunities for job seekers. The developing system is intended to make it easy for business to make connections with qualified applicants and to access other vital workforce development services.

  • The McHenry County College Department of Adult Education offers the following courses that assist job seekers in certain skill areas. As information is received from the college it will be posted on the links listed below.

    Adult Reading, GED and Spanish GED:
    Free classes in English and Spanish. Pre-Registration and Orientation will be held before classes start.

    English as a Second Language (ESL):
    Free classes for beginning level non-English speakers. Pre-Registration and Orientation will be held before classes start.

    Advanced ESL:
    Free class for non-native speakers who want to prepare for college or improve business communication. Pre-Registration and Orientation before classes start.

    Advanced Conversation in English:
    Paid 8-week class for students who speak at an intermediate level and want to gain additional vocabulary and confidence in conversational English.

    US Citizenship:
    Free 7-week class will prepare students for taking the test and interview required for US citizenship.

    Intensive GED Class:
    Earn your GED faster by attending classes 4 days a week.

The McHenry County Workforce Network Board, is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.   To request accommodations, please contact our Equal Opportunity Officer Peggy Sarbaugh-McNally at [email protected] or (815) 334-2776.  All voice telephone numbers may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment by calling TTY (800) 526-0844 or 711