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The third round of applications for the new TechCred program, which offers state reimbursement for businesses that upskill current employees, will open on Monday, March 2 and run through the end of the month, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Wednesday.
The first round closed on Oct. 31 and led to 234 employers approved to provide 1,576 credentials. The second round closed on Jan. 31 and those applications are still being reviewed, with awards expected later in February.
“Momentum for TechCred is growing with Ohio businesses as our job creators are seeking to upskill their employees,” Husted said in a release, as he serves as director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT) and other initiatives. “We are on our way to the goal of helping 10,000 Ohioans earn an in-demand tech credential that will create jobs and opportunity for people in every part of the state.”
“These credentials will ensure Ohio has the workforce and talent to continue driving innovation and technology across the state,” said Development Services Agency (DSA) Director Lydia Mihalik. “They will help Ohio businesses grow and put workers on a path to higher-paying jobs.”
“Technology is constantly evolving, and the TechCred program allows Ohio’s workers and their employers to evolve and grow with it, which benefits our workforce, our businesses and our state,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner.
[Story originally published in The Hannah Report on February 19, 2020. Copyright 2020 Hannah News Service, Inc.]
If you would like more information or would like to apply, please contact Rich Bitonte or Tom Zaino at 614-326-1120.