June TechCred Round Funds Over 3,000 Credentials
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced the results of the June round of TechCred, which will provide the opportunity for Ohioans to earn over 3,000 credentials.
“The TechCred program continues to improve and grow, allowing for more Ohioans to upskill and more businesses to compete,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “Businesses of all sizes are benefiting from TechCred, and we’re seeing an increase in new employers taking advantage of the program. TechCred is a great example of how our administration is supporting opportunities for Ohioans to earn the skills and credentials needed to thrive in today’s economy.”
The most recent TechCred application period closed at the end of June. Today, 263 Ohio employers were approved for funding, resulting in Ohio employees earning up to 3,149 technology-focused credentials. Both large and small businesses are utilizing the program, with 109 new employers joining the program for the first time this round.
“A skilled workforce is essential to compete in today’s tech-based economy,” said Lydia Mihalik, Director of the Ohio Department of Development. “TechCred helps employees expand their skills and employers develop the talent they need to grow their businesses.”
With the approvals announced today, a total of 1,419 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of 26,872 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees. The recently enacted budget contains funding for an additional 20,000 credentials in each of the next two fiscal years.
“TechCred has exceeded expectations since its launch, proving the value of the program to Ohio employers and creating more opportunities for workers to upskill and earn credentials to bolster their careers and the state’s economy,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner.
The current TechCred application period opened on August 1st and closes August 31st at 3:00 p.m. Businesses with employees who have completed their TechCred training should submit proof of credential completion to receive reimbursement at TechCred.Ohio.gov
You can learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov