It was announced this week that 219 additional credentials have been approved for inclusion and potential funding through Ohio’s new TechCred program, including new credentials tied to manufacturing.
TechCred aims to boost Ohio’s skilled workforce by reimbursing employers who help current or new employees earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials. The program asks employers to identify the specific qualifications they need, as well as the employees they want to upskill. In partnership with a training provider, employers can apply at TechCred.Ohio.gov and the state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training costs per employee.
TechCred was launched earlier this fall with 160 pre-approved credentials. With the new additions, there are now 379 approved credentials for upcoming funding rounds. We’ll let you know when 2020 funding becomes available. 12/3/2019