Tech Cred – November Application Period is Open
November Application Period is Open
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced the results of September’s round of TechCred, in which 348 employers were approved for funding, providing the opportunity for Ohioans to earn 4,135 tech-focused credentials. This most recent round marks the 16th application period of the program with manufacturing topping the list of industries applying for tech-infused credentials.
“If you are a business owner in Ohio and you aren’t using TechCred, you are missing out on the opportunity to build a more competitive workforce,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “Utilizing TechCred is a win-win situation for both the business owners and their employees who want to upskill.”
With the approvals announced today, a total of 2,066 Ohio employers have been approved for funding through the TechCred program, supporting the earning of 52,767 tech-focused credentials by employees.
“These results speak for themselves,” said Lydia Mihalik, Director of the Ohio Department of Development. “TechCred continues to prove its importance to Ohio businesses and their employees. As more workers have the opportunity to expand and improve their skills, businesses also benefit from improvements in productivity and efficiency.”
“Continuing our partnership on TechCred is critical to addressing Ohio’s workforce needs,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner. “The results clearly show that interest in this program remains high as it helps our economy thrive.”
The current TechCred application period opened on November 1st and will close on Wednesday, November 30th at 3:00 p.m. Businesses with employees who have completed their approved TechCred training should complete the reimbursement process at TechCred.Ohio.gov.
Learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov.