Senate OKs TechCred Bill; Disagreement on Provision Will Delay Sector Partnership Funding

This week, the Ohio Senate approved House Bill 2, legislation that would provide funding for the new TechCred program and industry sector partnerships.

However, HB 2 heads to conference committee with members of the House and Senate holding differing opinions on the Individual Micro-Credential Assistance Program, which is designed to reimburse training providers. It’s anticipated the House will reject the Senate amendments to the bill, thereby setting up House-Senate negotiations during the final weeks of the session.

This delay will push back the availability of funds to qualified industry sector partnerships. 11/14/2019