Ohio TechCred Accepts Applications in September

Date August 30, 2022
Authors Amy M. Reynallt

Ohio manufacturers have another opportunity this September to apply for funds to be used to improve employees’ skills. Ohio’s Tech Cred program will accept applications for its 16th round of funding starting September 1 and continuing until 3:00 p.m. on September 30.

Frequently asked questions regarding the program include:

What is TechCred?

TechCred is a program available to eligible Ohio businesses and their current or prospective employees to support skill advancement. The state-funded program provides up to $2,000 per employee and $30,000 per company per funding round for employees to complete technology-focused training.

Which businesses are eligible to participate?

Eligibility criteria include businesses:

  • Registered in Ohio, employing Ohio-resident W-2 employees
  • With an OH|ID
  • Of any size
  • In any industry, although manufacturers have historically been the most frequent participants

One of my employees is interested in a credential not included on the list. Can they still participate?

All credentials must be short-term, industry-recognized, and technology-focused. If a credential meets these criteria and is not included on the current credential list, employers may submit it by choosing “Credential Not Listed” when prompted during the application process. They will then be asked for information including the name of the credential, credit hours, skills taught, and value brought to organizations. Employers must also submit a syllabus or brochure on the credential for it to be considered for program reimbursement.

How do I apply?

After ensuring eligibility, an interested business can apply at https://techcred.ohio.gov/apply. Eligible employers must be prepared to submit the following information:

  • Employer information, including name, Federal Tax ID, supplier ID number, Ohio Charter Number, address, and more
  • Credentials from approved credentials list
  • Cost of training and certification
  • Training Provider
  • Number of current and prospective employees earning each credential
  • Average wages of each employee before and after receiving the credential

How do I receive the funding?

Employers with approved applications will be eligible for reimbursement after the employee receives the credential or certificate. The employer must provide proof of credential completion, documentation of costs, proof of payment, and information about the individual(s) who earned the credential(s). Information must be submitted through the TechCred website at https://techcred.ohio.gov/apply, under “Submit for Reimbursement.”

Where can I learn more?

Learn more about the TechCred program at https://techcred.ohio.gov/about/overview. Or contact a member of the HBK Manufacturing Solutions team by email at manufacturing@hbkcpa.com, or call us at 330-758-8613.

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