(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced today that the next online application period for TechCred will be open throughout the month of January. 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.
“TechCred’s first application period demonstrated the value Ohio businesses see in upskilling their existing workforce,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “Based on feedback we received from businesses, we expanded the credentials eligible for funding, and I encourage Ohio employers to connect with us and learn more through TechCred.Ohio.Gov.”
TechCred allows businesses to identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. Then, in partnership with a training provider, the employer can apply online at TechCred.Ohio.gov and the state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training upon completion of a credential.
“Businesses are looking for workers with the skills needed to compete in the global marketplace,” said Ohio Economic Development Director Lydia Mihalik. “TechCred will help upskill workers with up-to-date credentials to advance their careers.”
Following the first round of TechCred, applications were approved for 234 Ohio employers, resulting in 1,576 credentials that will help upskill Ohio workers. Over 200 additional technology-focused credentials were also approved for inclusion and potential funding through the TechCred program, as requested by Ohio businesses.
Businesses wishing to apply can visit TechCred.Ohio.Gov.