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Launch of IMAP grant opportunity, TechCred application round for November

Written on Nov 4, 2022

Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, announced that the application periods for both TechCred and the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP) have launched and will run through the end of November. 

“Both TechCred and IMAP continue to do well, and demand is strong among businesses, training providers and Ohioans wanting to learn a new, tech-focused skill,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “With Ohio winning big on economic development projects around the state, we’ll need to fill the open jobs with the right kind of talent, and the application opportunities announced today aim to help on that effort and boost our workforce.” 

The 17th round of TechCred launched Tuesday. 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. Since TechCred launched, nearly 2,000 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of nearly 50,000 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees.   

The application period for businesses opens today, November 1, 2022, and closes November 30, 2022, at 3:00 PM. Apply now at TechCred.Ohio.Gov. 

Results for the September round of TechCred will be announced in the very near future. 

IMAP Application Period Launches for Ohio Training Providers 

The fourth round of the IMAP grant opportunity launches today. This program helps Ohioans who are low-income, partially unemployed, or totally unemployed participate in a training program and receive one or more credential(s) for free. 

The grant is currently open for training providers, which includes two-year and four-year colleges and universities, career centers, and private training providers, that once approved, would be reimbursed up to $3,000 for each completed technology-focused credential issued. 

The application period for training providers begins today, November 1, 2022, and closes November 30, 2022, at 3:00 PM. Training providers interested in applying can visit the IMAP website for more information.