Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted Visits Tri-C to Promote Workforce Initiative
TechCred program offers opportunity to retrain employees to master new technologies
A new Ohio program that upskills workers for jobs in a technology-infused economy brought Lt. Gov. Jon Husted to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) to talk with Northeast Ohio business leaders.
Husted’s visit coincided with the launch of TechCred, a program that aims to close Ohio’s skills gap. The initiative allows companies to nurture talent by connecting employees with the advanced training needed to handle more technological jobs.
Workers in TechCred can earn industry-recognized credentials that can boost their career, increase job security and lead to higher wages.
“This is the future of work — consistently upscaling,” Husted told Tri-C’s Board of Visitors, an advisory group of business and civic leaders who assist the College in developing responses to regional workforce needs.
The online application for the competitive, merit-based program opened Oct. 1. The state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training upon a participant’s completion of a credential.
Employers can apply at TechCred.ohio.gov in partnership with a training provider such as Tri-C. The College will work with regional companies to assist them with program participation and training.
In the past year, the College awarded more than 19,000 workforce credentials while serving as an economic driver in Greater Cleveland and beyond.
TechCred fulfills a commitment made by Husted and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to fund the completion of 10,000 credentials annually. Husted also visited a Youngstown manufacturer on Tuesday to promote the program.
October 01, 2019
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