New Application Period for TechCred Begins Jan. 2

Manufacturers who are interested in taking part in Ohio’s new TechCred program have another chance to apply for funding to upskill employees. The next online application period opens Jan. 2, 2020 and ends Jan. 31, 2020.

TechCred is Ohio’s innovative workforce program that reimburses employers up to $2,000 for each current or new employee who earns an industry-recognized, technology-focused credential. Employers can receive up to a total of $30,000 per funding round. Apply at

The OMA was recently involved in the effort to expand the list of TechCred credentials, which now sits at 379. New credentials include fields such as additive manufacturing and welding certification. Employers can request that unlisted credentials be added by submitting a TechCred application. Credentials will be considered by a panel of experts as each application is reviewed.

Here is a more detailed explanation.12/10/2019