How TechCred Helps Ohioans Get Ahead In Their Careers

Ever thought about helping your employees develop new tech skills?

In the United States, it’s projected that by 2030, the time spent using advanced technological skills will increase by 50%. This means more jobs will require employees to understand technology and use their tech skills daily.

What is TechCred, and how does it work?

Launched by Lt. Gov Jon Husted and the Office of Workforce Transformation in 2019, TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills through short-term technology-focused credentials while assisting employers in building a more substantial business with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy. Companies can invest in new and current employees to make them their top tech talent.

Companies that submit successful applications will be reimbursed, up to $2000 per credential, when current or prospective employees complete technology-focused credentials.

What did our Communications Department learn from their TechCred experience?

In 2022, our Communications Department expanded its InDesign CC skills with the program. The course was offered entirely online through The Computer Workshop Inc., making it easy to access while maintaining an active work schedule. The entire process was simple: we partnered with a provider, completed the certification, and received complete reimbursement from the State of Ohio when we completed it. The skills learned through this program have reduced the hours invested in developing printed and online communication materials.


TechCred is a win-win for employers who want to invest in growing their business and for qualified workers who want to develop new skills. If your small business is located in Ohio and you’d like to invest in the development of your employees, be sure to check out TechCred today ➞ The current application period opens Jan 3 and closes Jan 31st at 3:00 pm.