The Ohio Economic Development Association along with Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the launch of the TechCred back in October. TechCred is a program that both connects businesses with the talent they need. It also gives employees the ability to earn technology-focused credentials to better prepare them for a job in today’s technology driven economy.
If you are a business looking for specific qualifications or want to upskill employees towards more advanced positions, you can apply online to partner with TechCred. In doing so the state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training upon completion of a credential. There is an established list of eligible credentials but employers can request to add a credential by submitting an application to be reviewed by TechCred.
The hope of this program is to fund the completion of 10,000 microdegrees each year in order to close the gap for growing technology jobs.
For more information or to apply to partake in the program, to go TechCred.Ohio.gov