Ohio’s TechCred Funded 430 Employers in July

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In July, 430 employers were approved for funding through Ohio’s TechCred program, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Thursday.

The funding will provide the opportunity for Ohioans to earn 4,961 tech-focused credentials, said Husted, who serves as director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation.

Some of the top industries awarded during this round include manufacturing, construction and transportation and warehousing services.

“Not everyone thinks of construction when they think of technology, but every industry is impacted by how technology is changing the way we work,” Husted said. “Through this round of TechCred, we had an increase of construction companies apply to upskill or reskill their employees, demonstrating the need for new skills in the industry. I look forward to seeing this trend continue throughout the state and in other industries.”

This latest round marks the 22nd application period of the program. The current application period for businesses opened Sept. 1 and will close at 3 p.m. Sept. 29. Employers can apply HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.