TechCred for Ohio in Place
Ohio House Bill 2 for TechCred is officially in place now. So, what is TechCred and how can it help you?
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently signed House Bill 2, also known as the “tech cred” legislation. The bill creates a governor’s office program that seeks to make it easier for companies to provide recognized training credentials to their workers.
No matter what industry you work in, technology has an impact on the future of your business and the nature of your work. Overall, TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy. These technology-focused credentials prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need.
The program funds up to 20,000 technology-focused credentials over the next two years. For a credential to qualify, it:
- Must be short-term, less than one year to complete
- Have a focus on technology
- Must be industry-recognized
So how do businesses get started? First your business identifies the skills needed by your employees. Second you partner with a credential provider. The TechCred program encourages employers to choose the training provider that will most effectively meet their needs. Examples of eligible training providers include: universities, community colleges, Ohio technical centers, and private training providers.
Next you apply on-line and enroll your employees in the program. Once your employees have completed their training, you upload proof of credential completion and then your business will get reimburse up to $2,000 for one credential per each individual employee. For more information please visit their website at techcred.ohio.gov.