Woodstock wins a $3M Technology makeover grant from T-Mobile!

Resume McHenry County Update!

Through our collaboration with McHenry County, we will continue to share important information on stimulus programs, COVID-19 updates, and where the county is opening up through Resume McHenry County Updates.
Please take a moment to scroll down to see new advancements this week as more and more are opening up in McHenry County. If MCEDC can be of any help, please call. Forward this email to your friends and family to help get the word out!


Woodstock wins a $3M T-Mobile 5G ‘tech-over’

Congratulations to the City of Woodstock for winning a nationwide contest for a $3 million technology makeover from T-Mobile!
T-Mobile will outfit a portion of the city – most likely the Square – with 5G wireless infrastructure. On top of that, the city won $200,000 in grant money, and T-Mobile will refurbish a baseball diamond in one of Woodstock’s city parks. And the cherry on top of the sundae of prizes will be a spring concert by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum country duo Florida Georgia Line.
Woodstock beat out thousands of other towns for the inaugural T-Mobile Hometown Techover, and already had received $50,000 in grants for being named a top 10 finalist in the spring.
City leaders are hopeful that the 5G infrastructure will become a basis for future expansion of the network to other parts of town. This foundation, like the laying of high-speed fiber between McHenry County College and Woodstock through the McHenry County Broadband Fiber Network Consortium, can only serve to help expand our economic base and expand job opportunities.
Again, congratulations, Woodstock!
For your viewing pleasure, you can click here to watch Woodstock’s six-minute YouTube video pitch to win the contest.


Workforce Network offers Grow with Google scholarships

Are you looking for a career in data management or IT, but don’t think you have the time to train? Well, you do, thanks to Grow with Google program!
Since its creation in 2017, Grow with Google has helped more than 5 million Americans grow their careers and their businesses through its trainings and workshops. Now you can sign up through the McHenry County Workforce Network to get equipped with the skills to get you ready for an entry-level job.
Through the program, participants can get professional certificates for Google Data Analytics, Google Project Management, Google UX Design, and Google IT Support. No experience is necessary, and the training is flexible to fit your schedule.
You can click on the flyer with this article to read and share it. If you want to apply, contact Jake Rohn, Workforce Network career planner, at 815-334-2785, or by email at JMRohn@mchenrycountyil.gov.
Visit grow.google to learn more about the Grow with Google program and its opportunities.


Looking for a career in manufacturing?

Read on…
If you’re looking to embark on a career in manufacturing, there’s a tremendous asset right here in McHenry County, made up of McHenry County manufacturers, to get you started.
The Manufacturing Pathways Consortium is composed of manufacturers, educators, and other community partners who work together to increase awareness of manufacturing career paths and to ensure a steady pipeline of highly skilled manufacturing employees to meet employers’ growing and changing needs.
Visit their website at www.mfgpathways.com to learn more about the consortium, its training and job opportunities, and to read success stories from people like you who embarked on a new career path.


Hundreds of thousands of jobs are looking for workers like you!

As long as we’re talking about job training and manufacturing career opportunities, let’s run down a list of places where you can find thousands of area jobs at your fingertips!
Illinois businesses are hiring, and they’ve posted more than 100,000 open positions on the Illinois Job Link website at https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov. Through the portal, you can search for jobs, post your resume, and receive job alerts by email and text.
All it takes is a few minutes to set up a free account. Likewise, if you’re a business looking to hire, you can get your help wanted ads seen by thousands by creating a free account.
Hire a Scot, McHenry County College’s job board, allows employers to post jobs for not only MCC students and alumni, but also for any McHenry County resident who registers for a free account. For more information, visit their website at www.mchenry.edu/hireascot.
And as a reminder, employers and job seekers alike can find a list of resources for employers and employees alike, on our website at www.resumemchenrycounty.com.


Please get vaxxed to protect yourself against COVID-19

On Monday, Governor Pritzker reimposed an indoor mask mandate to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant, which is responsible for the steady increase in new cases and hospitalizations.
People who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are accounting for the vast majority, by far, of new COVID hospital admissions.
Resume McHenry County was created early into the lockdowns last year to not only help our businesses and job creators survive the pandemic and rebuild but also to ensure that they reopened in the smartest and safest way possible. We’ve come so far, and a step backward isn’t anything that anyone wants to see.
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19. To find a vaccination location near you, please visit vaccines.gov.
As a reminder, if you’re a business owner, you can bring the vaccine to your employees by hosting a vaccination clinic through the McHenry County Department of Health. You can apply by completing the “Request a Clinic” form available on the MCDH’s COVID-19 Vaccine Locations page, which you can find by clicking here.


Great Outdoors Beer Trail sold out

With the lifting of COVID-19 capacity restrictions earlier this year, Resume McHenry County is featuring the return of its iconic attractions, and the founding of new ones.
You snooze for brews, you lose.
The inaugural Great Outdoors Beer Trail, set for Saturday, Sept. 25 at the McHenry County Conservation District’s Fel-Pro RRR property in Cary, is sold out. However, you can click here to get on a waitlist should more tickets become available.
The festival is a mile-long trail of live music, games, snacks sold by local food trucks, and hence the name, 18 craft breweries from McHenry County and northeastern Illinois.
If you missed out on a ticket, the good news is that you don’t need tickets to an MCCD open space in order to enjoy craft beer and distilled spirits year-round from McHenry County‘s many artisan craft brewers and distilleries. If you thirst for great, locally crafted beer and spirits, visit www.visitmchenrycounty.com/breweries for a list to get your tasting adventure started!


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What is Resume McHenry County?

Resume McHenry County is a collaborative initiative being implemented by McHenry County and the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) in partnership with the McHenry County community, including cities and villages, businesses and residents. The goal is to ensure a successful reopening of our economy so that we can return to our lifestyles safely and responsibly.

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