(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced that 219 additional technology-focused credentials have been approved for inclusion and potential funding through the TechCred program.
TechCred asks employers 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 across the state are praising TechCred for providing a way for them to upskill their workforce in a technology-infused economy,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “Today’s expanded list of credentials demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that TechCred is meeting the needs of employers and keeping them and Ohio’s workforce competitive.”
TechCred was launched with 160 pre-approved credentials. With today’s additions, there are now 379 approved credentials for upcoming rounds.
Ohio employers can request that additional credentials be added to the list through the online application process. Each additional credential submission is reviewed by an expert panel that makes a recommendation to the Ohio Department of Higher Education. All of today’s additions were requested by Ohio businesses.
“TechCred is an innovative way to meet the demands of an ever-changing workforce, and will positively impact our workers, our employers, and our state well into the future,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner.
More information on TechCred, along with the list of approved credentials, can be found at TechCred.Ohio.Gov. The next open application period for TechCred will be announced soon.