The OLC hosted a webinar on Feb. 20, 2020 with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation to discuss Ohio’s TechCred program. This new 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.
John Sherwood, Workforce Project Manager with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, covered key provisions of the new program, how it can benefit public libraries and your community, and how to apply for funding. If you were unable to participate in the live webinar, a recording is available.
View an archived version of this webinar.
- PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)