What is TechCred?

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TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy.

Ohio’s TechCred Program gives businesses the chance to upskill current and future employees to help them qualify for a better job in today’s tech-infused economy. Businesses who submit successful applications will be reimbursed, up to $2000 per credential, when current or prospective employees complete technology-focused credentials.

Which training providers can employers use for credential training?
The TechCred program encourages employers to choose the training provider that will most effectively meet their needs. Examples of eligible training providers include: universities, community colleges, Ohio technical centers, and private training providers.

Which credentials are eligible?
The list of eligible credentials is available on the credential list page. Employers can request for credentials, which meet the eligibility requirements, to be added to the list of eligible credentials in the application process. When filling out the application, businesses will choose “Credential Not Listed” and answer a few simple questions about the credential they are suggesting. A panel of experts will then review each additional credential submitted for approval by employers.

Approved Credentials

Autodesk Moldflow Insight
Plastics 101
Plastics Technology and Engineering (PTE)
Part Design Development
Mold Design Development

Six easy steps to reimbursement

  1. Identify your business needs and the potential employee skills needed.
  2. Select the AIM certificate course(s) you would like to take.
  3. Apply online to Ohio TechCred.
  4. Enroll your employee in AIM’s program.
  5. Upload proof of credential completion at AIM.
  6. Receive reimbursement.

Ready to get started or have any questions? Please contact Travis Belz for more information.
Travis Belz