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TechCred

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.

Key Details:

  • 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.

Upskill your workforce

Credentials and Program Guidelines

An initial list of eligible credentials is now available, along with program guidelines and eligibility criteria. Employers may request that a credential be added to the eligibility list.

Eligible Credits Offered at PLCC

ASE A-1 Engine Repair
ASE A-4 Suspension and Steering
ASE A-5 Brakes
ASE A-6 Electrical Electronics
ASE A-7 Heating and Air Conditioning
ASE A-8 Engine Performance
AutoCAD: Fundamentals
Basic Machining
Basic Plumbing Concepts
CAD/CAM 1
CAM Manufacturing Fundamentals
CNC Lathe Programming
CNC Machining
EPA Section 608 Technician
Introductory Welding
Machining Fundamentals
Mastercam Mill Essentials
Mill Essentials
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic
Welding Technician AWS Certified Welder
Welding: GTAW and GMAW

 

 

 

 

How Can My Business Get Involved

  • Identify employees and required skills
  • Partner with a credential provider 
  • Apply online 
  • Enroll employees in program 
  • Upload proof of credential completion 
  • Receive reimbursement

Apply Now For TechCred

An initial list of eligible credentials is now available, along with program guidelines and eligibility criteria. Employers may request that a credential be added to the eligibility list.  Contact ltripney@plcc.edu with questions.



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