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Husted announces TechCred results for May; July application period open

Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced the results of the May round of TechCred, in which 367 employers were approved for funding, providing the opportunity for Ohioans to earn 4,297 tech-focused credentials. This most recent round marks the 20th application period of the program.


Ohio’s economy is growing, and we need to build a skilled workforce to sustain that growth,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “Having a program like TechCred is very popular with Ohio employers who are using it to help upskill or reskill their workforce so they can continue to grow.”


The 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. Some of the top industries awarded during this round include manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, and educational services. The recently signed state operating budget invests $50 million over the biennium into the program, which will help thousands of Ohioans upskill and reskill.


The current application period for Ohio employers opened July 3, 2023, and will close on July 31, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. Apply now at TechCred.Ohio.Gov.


“One of the most important investments business owners can make is in the people who drive their success,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development. “Businesses both large and small, all across the state, are taking advantage of the TechCred program because they know it is one of the smartest ways to expand their employees’ skills and remain innovative.”


“The fact that this is the 20th application period is a testament to the success of the TechCred program and its vital importance to our state economy,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner. “This is one of the most successful workforce training programs I’ve seen in all my years in state government.”


Individuals and training providers interested in learning more about the program can visit: TechCred.Ohio.Gov.




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