Information via Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation
Oct. 2, 2020 – Ohio Lt. Gov. John Husted announced Oct. 2, 2020, that 288 Ohio companies have been approved for TechCred funding, which will help them upskill their current and incoming workforce.
The sixth TechCred application period opened Thursday, Oct. 1, and closes Oct. 30, allowing for another opportunity for current and incoming employees to earn tech-focused skills.
Since the program’s start, a total of 983 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of 11,941 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees. This most recent round marks a milestone as funding has been approved for over 10,000 credentials.
Employers can apply or learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov.
Also announced this week, Ohioans can now access training at no cost through 12 training providers under the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP). These providers will offer training for 71 short-term, industry-recognized, and technology-focused credentials to help upskill Ohioans for the increasingly tech-infused economy. Through IMAP, nearly 2,000 Ohioans have the opportunity to earn a credential at no cost to them.
Ohioans who are low income, partially unemployed, or totally unemployed can visit the IMAP landing page at IMAP.Development.Ohio.gov to work directly with the training provider of their choice and enroll in the program that works best for them. The IMAP landing page lists the eligible training providers and the credentials Ohioans can earn under the program, along with examples of jobs each credential can help an individual obtain.
Individuals interested in earning a credential can visit IMAP.Development.Ohio.gov to learn more.
Ohio businesses interested in connecting with the Ohioans earning these credentials can contact the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation at Workforce@OWT.Ohio.gov.