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 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.

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.

Click here to view program guidelines.

How Can My Business Get Involved?

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 for TechCred

Please remember that each interested business must submit an application and complete the tasks listed above. Demand will determine availability of funds and timeline for future application periods.

Click here to apply for TechCred.