Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced the results of November’s round of TechCred, in which 349 employers were approved for funding, providing the opportunity for Ohioans to earn 4,466 tech-focused credentials. This most recent round marks the 17th application period of the program with manufacturing topping the list of industries applying for tech-infused credentials.
“TechCred continues to grow and become a powerful tool for Ohio businesses and our workforce,’ said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “The numbers speak volumes about how TechCred is succeeding in growing our workforce and upskilling Ohioans in today’s tech-infused economy.”
With the approvals announced today, a total of 2,173 Ohio employers have been approved for funding through the TechCred program, supporting the earning of 57,233 tech-focused credentials by employees.
This program helps businesses address their workforce needs by upskilling current and prospective employees. Businesses of all sizes, from any industry, are eligible for up to $30,000 per round and up to $180,000 per year.
2023 Application Periods for TechCred:
January 3 – 31, 2023
March 1-31, 2023
May 1-31, 2023
July 3-31, 2023
September 1-29, 2023
November 1-30, 2023
As a reminder, the current application period for businesses opened January 3, 2023, and will close
January 31, 2023, at 3:00 PM. Apply now at TechCred.Ohio.Gov.
“2022 was a banner year for the TechCred program with hundreds of employers and thousands of employees participating,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development. “With six application periods coming up in 2023, we will continue to boost the skill level of Ohio’s workforce and help businesses grow.”
“The TechCred numbers speak for themselves,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner. “Ohio’s economy and workforce continue to be strengthened by the thousands of tech-focused credentials earned by employees through this successful program.”
Individuals and training providers interested in learning more about the program can visit:TechCred.Ohio.Gov.