TechCred giving Ohio businesses, workers a boost

Mar 24, 2021 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

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

“Technology is changing the nature of work, and employers are having an increasingly difficult time recruiting a workforce that possesses the emerging technical skills it takes to compete,” said Husted. “More and more employers are finding that TechCred can be part of this solution by upskilling their existing, hard-working employees with the new technical skills required in the modern economy.”

The most recent TechCred application period closed at the end of January. There are now 384 Ohio employers 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 recent 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.

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