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The TechCred application opens on October 1st and will close October 29 at 3:00 p.m.

Ohio’s TechCred Program gives employers the chance to upskill current and future employees in today’s tech-infused economy. Employers who submit successful applications will be reimbursed up to $2,000 per credential when current or prospective employees complete eligible technology-focused credentials.

For complete information on TechCred and to apply, please visit: https://techcred.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/techcred/home. Select information from techcred.ohio.gov includes:

Application and Reimbursement Process
1. Employer applies for funding during application period
2. Development Services Agency scores application and awards funding
3. Employer sponsors current or prospective employees to complete an eligible credential program
4. Current or prospective employee successfully completes the program and receives approved credential
5. Employer submits proof of completion and receives reimbursement

Employer Eligibility
Any Ohio registered employer that employs Ohio resident W-2 employees is eligible to apply. Employers of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to apply. Only one application will be accepted per employer per application period. Agencies of the State of Ohio are not eligible to receive reimbursement. Additionally, training providers are not eligible to receive reimbursement for employees trained inhouse. If a training provider wishes to utilize TechCred to upskill their employees, they must use an outside training provider.

Employer Size Classification
For the purpose of application and fund distribution, the following employer size classifications will be used:
• 1-50 Employees: Small
• 51-200 Employees: Medium
• 201+ Employees: Large

Individual Eligibility
Ohio employers may apply for reimbursement for credentialing of both current and/or prospective employees. Employers will not be required to identify specific individuals on the application for funding but will be required to identify employees who earned the approved credentials when completing the reimbursement request. To receive reimbursement, the employer must be able to verify that credential earners are Ohio residents with a verifiable Ohio address. Individuals must be W-2 employees at the time of the reimbursement request; independent contractors or 1099 employees are not eligible for
this program.