What Is TechCred?

TechCred is Ohio's innovative workforce program that reimburses employers for industry-recognized, technology-focused, credentialed training programs and certificates. TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy.

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How Does TechCred Work?

  • Employers will need to identify the specific, technology-centric qualifications they need, as well as the number of employee(s) they want to upskill. 
  • To qualify for reimbursement of training costs, the employer must partner with a training provider and apply online. Individuals must be Ohio residents with a verifiable Ohio address. 
  • The state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training costs per credential upon completion. There is no longer a limit of one reimbursement available per employee in each funding round.
  • Employers are eligible to receive up to $30,000 per funding round.
  • Training must be completed within 12 months of the award date.
TechCred credentials: Business Technology, Robots/Automation, Manufacturing Technology, Information Technology, Healthcare Technology, IoT and Cybersecurity, Military and Smart Transportation
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Current TechCred Credentials Offered

5G Broadband - Credentials include:

  • 5G Ecosystem
  • 5G and Broadband Deployment
  • In-building Wireless Solutions
  • Wireless Broadband Infrastructures
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Apply Today

Ashland University can help your company apply to the TechCred program and get your employees training that qualifies. We have several for-credit academic short-term certificates and non-credit Workforce Development offerings that meet the guidelines for the TechCred program.

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Contact Information

Need more information? Visit techcred.ohio.gov or contact AU Workforce Development at techcred@ashland.edu.