Serving as director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation, Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the results of January's round of TechCred, in which 345 employers were approved for funding, providing the opportunity for Ohioans to earn 4,237 tech-focused credentials. This most recent round marks the 18th application period of the program with manufacturing topping the list of industries applying for tech-infused credentials.
"TechCred is working to upskill and reskill Ohio's workforce, while also providing a chance for businesses to gain a competitive edge," said Husted. "From an economic development standpoint, this program is helping to prepare Ohio employers and employees for the many projects and opportunities taking shape here in our state."
This program helps businesses address their workforce needs by upskilling current and prospective employees. Businesses of all sizes from any industry, are eligible for up to $30,000 per round and up to $180,000 per year.
As a reminder, the current application period for businesses opened March 1, 2023, and will close March 31, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. You an apply now at TechCred.Ohio.Gov.
"Businesses large and small in every part of the state are taking advantage of the TechCred program," said Lydia Mihalik, the Ohio Department of Development's director. "They know this is a smart way to improve employees' skills. Your business can benefit, too.
The successful TechCred program is a critical tool in Ohio's workforce toolbox, and one more way the DeWine administration is strengthening Ohio's economy while ensuring a skilled – and upskilled – workforce, according to Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner.
Individuals and training providers interested in learning more about the program should click here.