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What is TechCred? 

TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy.

These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need.

Upskill your workforce with TechCred.

Ohio TechCred
Launched by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and the Office of Workforce Transformation, the TechCred program aims to enhance Ohio's skilled workforce by reimbursing employers who help their employees earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials. Boosting Ohio's manufacturing talent pool is an important goal of the program.

  • Businesses will identify the specific, technology-centric qualifications they need, as well as the employee(s) they want to upskill.
  • Credentials take a year or less to complete, and they prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need.
  • The state will reimburse up to $2,000 per credential upon completion. (Limited to one reimbursement per employee in each funding round.)
  • Employers must partner with a training provider and apply online to qualify for reimbursement. Individuals listed in an employer’s application must be Ohio residents with a verifiable address.
  • According to program guidelines, employers may receive up to $30,000 per funding round. Businesses of all sizes are eligible.

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association strongly supports the provision in Ohio’s new two-year budget that appropriated $30 million to support this credentialing program. The state intends to fund 20,000 credentials over the next two years.

How Can Employers Get Started?
Getting started with the TechCred program is simple.
  1. Identify skills needed and employees
  2. Partner with a credential provider
  3. Apply online
  4. Enroll employees in the training program
  5. Verify credential completion
  6. Receive reimbursement

For Employer Application FAQ's, click here. 

Auburn TechCred Programs

Contact Michelle Rodewald, Director of Adult Workforce Education and Business Partnerships, for more information. [email protected] or 440-357-7542 ext. 8159. 

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