This week, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced that Ohio’s TechCred program — which reimburses employers that upskill current and incoming employees — will extend its focus to help unemployed individuals earn industry-recognized credentials. This will be beneficial for manufacturers.
The lieutenant governor also announced that the next TechCred application period (Round 4 of funding) begins Monday, June 1, and will run through June 30. More than 400 of the credentials approved for the program can be earned online.
In the last funding round (Round 3), which ended in late March 2020, 150 Ohio employers were approved for TechCred reimbursement. Manufacturers comprised the largest industry group of both applicants and awardees. So far, a total of 500 Ohio employers have been approved for reimbursement, resulting in up to 4,232 credentials for Ohioans.
To support the changing needs of businesses and workers during COVID-19, several changes have been made to TechCred. Those changes, which include granting more time for employers to use previously awarded TechCred reimbursements, are described in this press release. 5/29/2020