TSEP hosting free webinars for small businesses

TechCred Webinar on Jan. 21, SBA Webinar on Jan. 29

TIFFIN, OHIO – January 14, 2021 – Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership is announcing today that it is hosting two webinars in January for small businesses seeking funding. The webinars are free, but registration is required.

TSEP, in partnership with the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services, will present a webinar on TechCred at noon Jan. 21, 2021. Program presenters are Lu Cooke, NW Ohio Liaison for Lt. Gov. John Husted, and Tori Atkinson, Workforce and Apprentice Program Manager at Northwest State Community College. To register for the webinar, click here or visit

TechCred, through the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, helps businesses upskill their current and incoming workforce with tech-focused credentials. Businesses can receive up to $2,000 for each tech-focused credential earned, up to $30,000 per employer each application period. The current round closes Jan. 29 and the next round is expected to open in March.

In addition, TSEP is announcing a webinar update on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s new programs in Congress’ COVID-19 Relief Package, including the renewal of the Paycheck Protection Program, will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021.  To register for the webinar, click here or visit

The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act was signed into law Dec. 27, 2020, and included the opening of a third round of PPP loans as well as other assistance programs. SBA representatives Deborah Callen and Timothy Ensch are to provide an overview to these new programs and answer attendees questions during the webinar.

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at

TechCred October application period now open

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

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 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 to learn more.

Ohio businesses interested in connecting with the Ohioans earning these credentials can contact the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation at