TechCred to open next application period April 1

Written on Mar 18, 2021

TechCred provides the opportunity for Ohioans to earn technology credentials with the upcoming round opening Thursday, April 1. The January round of TechCred funded more than 384 employers with employees earning 4,736 technology-focused credentials. 

Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, announced 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. 

The following updates have been implemented to streamline the program for the April round: 

  • 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. 

Learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov