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MCC Shah Center Training Grant to Benefit Manufacturing Workers

[Tuesday, May 20, 2014]

McHenry County area manufacturers will be able to tap into more training for their current full-time employees, thanks to a $106,500 Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) training grant awarded to the McHenry County College Shah Center. The grant is funded through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and will support Illinois workers' efforts to upgrade their skills in order to remain current in new technologies and business practices, enabling companies to be competitive.

The funding will be used to reimburse companies for up to 50 percent of the training costs completed from July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014 for currently employed full-time workers. This covers individual courses held at the Shah Center or for customized training coordinated through the contract training department for an individual company.

"McHenry County College has earned the honor of receiving the largest ETIP grants awarded to community colleges in the state of Illinois in previous years," said Pat Kallaus, coordinator of Business Solutions at MCC Shah Center. "We are pleased to continue to provide our area businesses access to quality training."

Eligible training topics include, but are not limited to: Computer Skillware, including Microsoft Office and QuickBooks, OSHA Safety and First Aid, DDI Leadership Courses, including the Supervisory, Frontline and Performance Management series and individual courses, and Technical/Workplace Skills such as project management, shop math, blueprint reading, internal auditor, lean office, and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T).

For more information, contact the McHenry County College Workforce Community and Business Programs at the Shah Center at (815) 455-8593 or email

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