TechCred Funding Available for MVMC’s Machinist Apprenticeship Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition’s machinist apprenticeship program has been approved for TechCred funding.

The approval allows a participating company to claim up to $2,000 in reimbursement for training costs per approved credential, up to $30,000 per year.

“This is a great opportunity for employers thinking of hiring or upskilling machinists in their workforce. These sector-customized training programs absorb some of the costs employers would experience otherwise, and it gives employees the skills to earn industry-recognized credentials,” said Jessica Borza, executive director of MVMC, in a statement. “Employers can receive $4,000 for apprentices that complete Year One, and up to $10,000 over the course of the training to easily recoup training costs.”

Applications for training that will occur during 2021 can be submitted between Jan. 4 and 31. Existing employees are eligible to take part regardless of their start date.

For more information on the machinist apprenticeship program or other MVMC programs, contact Vicki Thompson at

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.