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Ohio TechCred

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Ohio's TechCred Program gives businesses the chance to upskill current and future employees to help them qualify for a better job in today’s tech-infused economy. Businesses who submit successful applications will be reimbursed, up to $2000 per credential, when current or prospective employees complete technology-focused credentials. Businesses are eligible for $30,000 every application period.

What is TechCred?
The program funds up to 40,000 technology-focused credentials over the next two years.
For a credential to qualify, the credential must be:
• Short-term, less than one year to complete
• Technology-focused
• Industry-recognized

What’s in it for employers?
Hiring tech talent is expensive. TechCred helps employers take their dedicated workforce and make them their top tech talent.

How do businesses get started?
1. Identify skills needs and employees
2. Partner with an education or training provider
3. Apply online
4. Enroll employees in the program
5. Submit proof of completion of credentials
6. Receive reimbursement for completed Credentials

For more information, visit TechCred.Ohio.gov.

Current or prospective employees with disabilities
If you have a current or prospective employee with a disability, OOD’s Business Relations Specialists (BRSs) can help you link them with OOD’s vocational rehabilitation (VR) services so they can receive individualized supports, like job coaching, tutoring, or assistive technology to help complete technology training and succeed on the job.