Ohio launches TechCred to help employees earn technology skills

Press release provided by the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation

Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the launch of TechCred, a program that connects businesses with the talent they need and gives employees the ability to earn industry‐recognized, technology‐focused credentials, better preparing them for a job in today’s advanced, technology‐infused economy.

Through TechCred, businesses 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 apply online at TechCred.Ohio.Gov. The state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training upon completion of a credential.

An initial list of eligible credentials is provided, but employers can request a credential be added to the eligible list by submitting an application for TechCred to be reviewed by a panel of stakeholders.

The online application period opens October 1, 2019.

TechCred is a competitive, merit‐ based program. TechCred fulfills a commitment made by Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted to fund the completion of 10,000 microdegrees each year in order to aid in closing the skills gap for growing technology jobs.

For more information, see this flyer or visit techcred.ohio.gov.

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