Ohio Allocates $5M in TechCred Funding, the Most in One Period
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation allocated more than $5 million in TechCred funding for January. It’s the most ever requested or awarded in a single application period, said Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, director of the office.
The funding will provide the opportunity for Ohioans to earn 4,434 tech-focused credentials, according to a press release.
“Demand is growing, and TechCred is helping businesses and thousands of Ohioans become more competitive, delivering on our administration’s commitment to support efforts that upskill our current workforce in preparation for a more tech-focused economy,” Husted said in the release.
In this 12th round of the TechCred program, 370 Ohio employers were approved for funding with 116 employers joining the program for the first time, according to the release.
Since the program began, 1,728 employers have been approved for funding, supporting employees earning 36,703 tech-focused credentials.
“The interest in the TechCred program shows there is a desire among business leaders to improve the technical skills of the workforce,” said Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik. “The credentials being earned by Ohio workers will help both employees and businesses be successful in a tech-driven economy.”
The current TechCred application period opened on March 1 and will close at 3 p.m. on March 31. Businesses with employees who have completed their approved TechCred training should complete the reimbursement process at TechCred.Ohio.gov.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.