Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

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?
  • 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. 
What types of credentials count?
  • 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. 
 How do I apply?
  • 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.  
We hope you can take advantage of some of this funding.

For questions, contact Christina Misali or Katie Eagan

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