Ohio TechCred Webinar: Benefits, Operations and How to Apply

February 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presenters: John Sherwood, Workforce Project Manager, Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council.

Register @ my OLC

Registration is limited to the first 98 registrants | Registration Deadline:  Feb. 18

FREE* for OLC members only.
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

When registering, click “Finalize This Transaction” instead of “Pay Now” as there is no cost to participate.

Ohio’s new TechCred program gives employers, including public libraries, the chance to teach new skills to current and future employees for today’s tech-driven economy. Current or prospective employers who submit successful applications will be reimbursed up to $2,000 per credential when a current or future employee completes eligible credentials related to technology. Employers of all sizes and industries that employ Ohio resident W-2 staff are eligible to apply.

Qualifying credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need to fill.

To qualify for reimbursement employers must partner with a training provider and apply online. Individuals listed in an employer’s application must be Ohio residents with verifiable addresses. According to program guidelines, employers may receive up to $30,000 per funding round.

During this webinar, you’ll learn more about the program, how it can benefit public libraries, and how to apply for funding.

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail on Feb. 19. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the OLC website.

UPDATE: This webinar was recorded and is available on the OLC website.