Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced the results of the August round of TechCred, which will provide the opportunity for Ohioans to earn 2,400 tech-focused credentials.
“Since the launch of TechCred two years ago, we have helped tens of thousands of Ohioans earn new technology credentials so they can advance their careers and achieve greater earning potential and job security,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “This program allows businesses from all industries to integrate new technologies into their operations and ensure their employees have the skills to thrive in the workplace, making the employer and the employees competitive with anyone in the world.”
The August round of TechCred marked the tenth round of the program. Today, during a meeting of the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board, Lt. Governor Husted announced that 267 Ohio employers were approved for funding, resulting in Ohio employees earning up to 2,400 technology-focused credentials. Businesses of all sizes are utilizing the program, with 109 new employers joining the program for the first time this round.
“Thanks to the investment in people being made by Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted through TechCred, employees are expanding their skills, and employers are getting the talent they need to grow their business," said Lydia Mihalik, Director of the Ohio Department of Development.
With the approvals announced today, a total of 1,525 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of 29,272 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees.
“TechCred continues to show the value of a skilled workforce in Ohio. This program has been a win-win for employers and their workers, and shows how valuable continuing education can be for Ohio’s citizens and its economy,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner.
The eleventh TechCred application period opened on October 1st and will close October 29th at 3:00 p.m. Businesses with employees who have completed their TechCred training should submit proof of credential completion to receive reimbursement at TechCred.Ohio.gov.
You can learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov