Companies interested in applying for the newly created TechCred program have until the end of January to do so. Through TechCred, Ohio businesses can identify the skills they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. In partnership with a training provider, the employer can apply online at www.techcred.ohio.gov. The state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training upon completion of a credential. The Ohio Chamber of Commerce supported the legislation to create this program.
TechCred connects businesses with the talent they need and gives employees the ability to earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials, better preparing them for a job in today’s advanced, technology-infused economy.
A pre-approved list of eligible credentials is provided, but employers can request a credential be added to the eligible list by submitting an application for TechCred to be reviewed by a panel of stake holders. Over 200 technology-focused credentials were approved for inclusion and potential funding following the first application period.
Questions about TechCred can be sent to TechCred@Development.Ohio.Gov.
Read our September 27, 2019 blog on the launch of the TechCred program by clicking here.