October 8, 2019
Ohio launches TechCred
Lt. Governor Jon Husted last month the launch of TechCred, a program that connects businesses with the talent they need and gives employees the ability to earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials, better preparing them for a job in today’s advanced, technology-infused economy.
What could this mean for you and our Apprenti Cincinnati partners?
What is TechCred?
What types of credentials count?
- TechCred is a state program designed to help Ohioans learn new skills and help employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy. Businesses can identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. In partnership with a training provider, the employer can apply online at TechCred.Ohio.Gov, then the state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training fees upon completion of a credential
- The plan pays $2000 per employee earning an approved credential in a high-demand field to the employer at the completion of the training program/once the credential is earned.
- Employers are capped at $30,000 in reimbursements per year.
- Apprenti Cincinnati will manage the curriculum building and tech training provider relationship on behalf of all employers.
How do I apply?
- The training program must last for less than 1 year, be tech-focused, industry recognized, and significantly impact the future potential of an employee. Apprenti Cincinnati courses can meet these qualifications – for a full list, click here.
- Highlighted credentials that fall into the Apprenti Cincinnati buckets: Java programming, CompTIA A+, Linux+, Network+, Cybersecurity Certificate, C++, CCNA, CCENT, CISSP, MTA, etc.
We hope you can take advantage of some of this funding.
- Please begin the TechCred Application online here.
- The initial application window runs October 1-October 31, 2019. Additional application windows will open throughout the year.
- Funds will be awarded on a competitive merit-based basis and not first come, first served.
For questions, contact Christina Misali firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie Eagan email@example.com.