Next Round of TechCred Applications Start Oct. 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 11th application period for TechCred funding will open Oct. 1 and close Oct. 29.

Since the TechCred program was launched in October 2019, a total of 1,419 Ohio employers have been approved, which will fund up to 26,872 tech-focused credentials to upskill Ohio workers.

“TechCred works for both Ohioans and Ohio businesses,” said Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, director of the governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation. “There is no better time than now for employers to upskill their existing workforce with the skills necessary to remain competitive in today’s tech-infused economy.”

The results of the 10th round, which closed Aug. 30, will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Thanks to the investment in people being made by Gov. [Mike] DeWine and Lt. Gov. Husted through TechCred, thousands of Ohioans now have new, in-demand skills and businesses across the state have a more highly skilled workforce,” said Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik. “With another round of TechCred opening now, more companies have the opportunity to boost their business by providing their employees with advanced training.”

Through TechCred, businesses can address their workforce needs by upskilling current and prospective employees. Employers identify the specific skills needed, the number of employees they want to upskill and which training provider they want to use. Ohio will reimburse up to $2,000 for each training upon completion of a credential.

Business can apply online at

Pictured: In this file photo, Kiraly Tool and Die controller Kyle Kiraly talks with Lt. Gov. Jon Husted during a tour in October 2019. Husted discussed the TechCred program during the tour.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.