Ohio TechCred Sees Record Results in September

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In September, 480 employers were approved for funding through Ohio’s TechCred program, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Thursday.

Husted, who serves as director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, said the funding will provide the opportunity for Ohioans to earn 5,289 tech-focused credentials, setting a record for the most employers awarded and credentials funded in a single round.

“With each round of TechCred, we see more and more Ohio businesses utilizing this funding opportunity to upskill or reskill their workforce,” Husted said. “Ohio needs to stay on top, and this program helps us build and maintain the strong workforce we need.”

The program helps businesses address workforce needs by upskilling current and prospective employees. Businesses are eligible for up to $30,000 per round and up to $180,000 per year. Some of the top industries awarded during this round include manufacturing, construction and transportation and warehousing services.

“TechCred addresses Ohio employers’ need for skilled and qualified workers head-on,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development. “Through this program, we are investing in the future of all of Ohio. Employers are receiving the resources they needed to upskill and reskill teams, retain employees and adapt to new market demands.”

The current and 23rd application period for Ohio employers opened Nov. 1 and will close at 3 p.m. Nov. 30. To apply, click HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.