MCC to launch apprenticeship training program
McHenry County College (MCC) announced that it will launch a new apprenticeship training program this fall, in partnership with area employers and the McHenry County Workforce Network, to address the skill gaps in manufacturing and other industries. The program —
supported by grants from the Sage Legacy Fund and through the Illinois Community College Board — is designed to train and employ individuals for high-demand, well-paying positions with local industries. The program aims to attract students, veterans, dislocated workers, low-income individuals with disabilities, single parents and those who are unemployed and under-employed. The goal of the program is to offset the growing skills gap between the caliber of talent employers need to sustain and grow their businesses and the talent they can actually find and retain. The initial objective is to place at least 19 individuals into Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) or Information Technology (IT) apprenticeships with McHenry County employers over a 18-month period. The apprenticeship training program will begin in mid-October. For more information, call 815-455-3700 or visit www.mchenry.edu.
Township to host annual prize drawing/luncheon
McHenry Township announced that Senior Services Associates will host the Annual Lucky Bucks Cash Raffle & Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at McHenry Township Hall, 3703 N. Richmond Road, Johnsburg. The event includes a Polynesian-style luncheon, followed by a performance starring The Royale Polynesian Revue, featuring authentic dances and costumes. In addition, a cash prize of $700 will be given to the top winner in the raffle, and three $100 cash prizes will be awarded as well. Raffle chances are $2 each or five for $5. The cost to attend is $10. Registration deadline is Aug. 31. To RSVP, and for more information, call 815-344-3555 or visit www.mchenrytownship.com.
Police Dept. offers CERT training program
The village announced that the Huntley Police Department, 10911 Main St., is accepting applications for its 2018 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program. The program helps train residents to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. Classes will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 12 and continuing through Oct. 17. The class culminates with a final disaster drill on Oct. 20. The CERT course is conducted by a team of skilled first responders. Training consists of the following: disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search-and-rescue operations, disaster psychology and team organization, and course review and disaster simulation. Through CERT training, citizens can manage utilities, put out small fires, provide basic medical aid, search for and rescue victims safely, and more. To access a CERT training program application, visit www.huntley.il.us. For more information, call Sgt. Scott Sullivan at 847-515-5413.
Friends of Library to host Annual Fall Plant Sale
The Friends of Woodstock Public Library’s Annual Fall Plant Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 (or until all plants are sold) in the library parking lot, located at 414 W. Judd St. The annual event features a wide variety of locally grown fall plants and grasses from Hoffie Nursery, in Union. This year’s sale will also include ornamental grasses and perennials. In addition, attendees can be entered for a chance to win a free mum and Friends canvas book bag by visiting the Friends of WPL Facebook page. The Friends of Woodstock Public Library supports the library by providing equipment, programs and services that the library otherwise would be unable to afford. For more information, call 815-338-0542 or visit www.woodstockpubliclibrary.org.
Village to host Youth Fishing Derby at Lakefront Park
The village announced that it will host the 2018 Youth Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd. The derby, sponsored by Trotter and Associates, Inc., is intended for children ages 16 and under. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. The event will begin with a 20- to 30-minute fishing class/presentation, followed by fishing on Fox Lake. The village will have a limited amount of fishing equipment on hand. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, if possible. Admission is free. Children under age 16 are not required to have a fishing license. For more information, call 224-225-1405 or visit www.foxlake.org.
Proceeds from car show to aid scholarship fund
The village announced that the 20th Annual Lakemoor Charity Car Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at Morrison Park, 233 Rand Road. The event features a display of classic cars, and also includes food, drinks and a DJ playing cruising music. More than 60 trophies will be awarded, and the first 100 cars will receive a 20th anniversary special edition dash plaque. Admission is $15 for car participants and free for spectators. All proceeds will benefit the Lakemoor Scholarship Fund, designed to give scholarships to high school graduates from the Lakemoor community who choose to pursue higher education. To participate in the car show or donate to the fund, contact Ralph Brindise at 847-970-0663 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 815-385-1117 or visit www.lakemoor.net.
–McHenry County News Briefs–