Attention all employers - the last day to submit an application for the second round of the TechCred program is next Friday, January 31st.
What is TechCred? Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed into law HB 2 (Cross/Lepore-Hagan), which is legislation that codifies the TechCred and Industry Sector Partnerships programs and creates an Individual Micro-credential Assistance Program. The TechCred program is currently helping Ohioans learn new skills (or upskill their current skills) and helping employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy in today’s market. The credentials take 12 months or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need.
The state legislature put $30 million into the most recent State Operating Budget to fund this program for the current biennium. TechCred fulfills a commitment made by Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted to fund the completion of 10,000 micro-degrees each year in order to aid in closing the skills gap for growing technology jobs.
Through the TechCred program, employers can identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. In partnership with a training provider, the employer can click the link below to apply online. The state will reimburse the employer up to $2,000 of training costs upon completion of a credential.