January TechCred Round Funds Nearly 5,000 Credentials, Program Updates Announced

Date: March 17, 2021

Next application period opens April 1st

Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, announced the results of the January round of TechCred, which will provide the opportunity for Ohioans to earn nearly 5,000 technology-focused credentials.

The most recent TechCred application period closed at the end of January. 384 Ohio employers were approved for funding, resulting in Ohio employees earning up to 4,736 technology-focused credentials. The January round was record-setting, as almost 100 more employers were approved, in addition to more credentials being approved, than the previously most successful round.

With the approvals, a total of 1,168 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of 19,841 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees since the inception of the program that was supported by NFIB.

Starting with the April round, the following updates have been implemented to further streamline the program:

  • The length of the grant will be reduced from 18 months to 12 months from the award date.
  • Training programs must start on or after the date of the award, not before, and must be completed in less than 12 months.
  • Training providers are no longer eligible to receive reimbursement for employees trained in-house. If a training provider wishes to utilize TechCred to upskill their employees, they must use an external training provider.

The next TechCred application period opens Thursday, April 1st and closes April 30th at 3:00 p.m. Businesses with employees who have completed their TechCred training should submit proof of credential completion to receive reimbursement at TechCred.Ohio.gov.

You can learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov.       

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