Following October Round, TechCred Program to Fund Over 15,000 Credentials



Next application period opens January 4th

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced the results of the October round of TechCred, which will provide the opportunity for 246 Ohio companies to upskill their current and incoming workforce with tech-focused skills.

“Despite the obstacles created by COVID-19, we continue to see great results coming out of the TechCred program. It is helping employers and employees adapt and prevail during very difficult economic conditions,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “Today marks another milestone in upskilling opportunities that will help Ohioans earn the tech-focused skills needed to succeed in the changing workplace.”

The most recent TechCred application period closed at the end of October. Today, 246 Ohio employers were approved for funding, resulting in Ohio employees earning up to 3,164 technology-focused credentials. This round marks a milestone as funding for the program has been approved for over 15,000 credentials.

In August, the TechCred program exceeded 10,000 tech-focused credentials, fulfilling a commitment made by Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted to fund 10,000 technology-focused credentials each year.

“Businesses prioritize access to a skilled workforce when determining where to locate their facilities,” said Lydia Mihalik, Director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “TechCred has funded more than 15,000 credentials in the last year to ensure we have the talent to compete in a tech-driven economy.”

With the approvals announced today, a total of 966 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of 15,105 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees.

The next TechCred application period opens Monday, January 4th and closes January 29th at 3:00 p.m. Businesses with employees who have completed their TechCred training are reminded to submit proof of credential completion to receive reimbursement at TechCred.Ohio.gov.

“I’m pleased that nearly 1,000 employers have used the TechCred program to their benefit and, even more, to the benefit of their employees,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner. “The thousands of credentials earned further strengthens Ohio’s workforce and provides great momentum on which to build as we head into a new application period and a new year.”  

You can learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov

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