(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, announced that following the August round of TechCred, 288 Ohio companies have been approved for funding, which will help their current and incoming workforce earn the skills needed for the increasingly tech-infused economy.
“Before being elected, Governor DeWine and I promised to create a program to help Ohioans renew their skills and put them on track to a better career,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “Today, I am excited that we reached our goal of funding over 10,000 upskilling opportunities. When these students complete their certificates, more than 10,000 Ohioans with better skills, earning power, and job security.”
The most recent TechCred application period closed at the end of August. Today, 288 Ohio employers were approved for funding, resulting in Ohio employees earning up to 4,468 technology-focused credentials. The August round was record-setting, approving 1,227 more credentials than were approved in June 2020, which previously held the award record.
“TechCred is helping Ohio businesses upskill their workforce,” said Lydia Mihalik, Director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “Credentials earned through this program help employees and businesses prepare for a brighter future.”
With the approvals announced today, a total of 983 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of 11,941 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees. This round marks a milestone as funding has been approved for over 10,000 credentials.
The sixth TechCred application period opens today, Thursday, October 1st and closes October 30th.
“The strength of Ohio’s economy hinges on a skilled workforce, and the continued growth of TechCred reinforces that idea,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner. “It is great to see so many Ohio employers and their workers taking advantage of this program, which will help ensure their success now and in the future.”
You can learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov.