New application for TechCred funding begins January 2

The next online application period opens January 2 and ends January 31, 2020. TechCred is Ohio's innovative workforce program that reimburses employers up to $2,000 for each current or new employee who earns an industry-recognized, technology-focused credential. Employers can receive up to a total of $30,000 per funding round.

219 credentials were added to the list of TechCred credentials in response to employer feedback. New credentials include fields such as additive manufacturing and welding certification. Employers can request that unlisted credentials be added by submitting a TechCred application. Credentials will be considered by a panel of experts as each application is reviewed.

Those who apply for TechCred funding have good odds of success; 234 employers were approved during the first round of funding in October. Apply at TechCred.Ohio.gov.