New Program Provides Incentives to Schools Offering Credentials

This week, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and the Ohio Department of Education announced the list of industry-recognized credentials eligible for $34 million under the state’s new Innovative Workforce Incentive Program. The objective is to create more opportunities for students to earn in-demand, industry-recognized credentials — including in manufacturing.

The program provides $9 million in grants to assist schools in establishing credential programs to prepare students for careers in priority industry sectors. Schools are also eligible to receive a share of $25 million to encourage the start of additional credentials. Under this program, schools can receive $1,250 for each qualifying credential earned by students.12/19/2019