LIMA – Rhodes State College announced its participation in the new TechCred employer reimbursement program launched by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted this fall.
TechCred connects businesses with the talent they need and gives employees the ability to earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials to enhance their career opportunities.
Through TechCred, businesses can identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward more advanced positions. In partnership with a training provider, employers can apply online at TechCred.Ohio.Gov through the end of October for state reimbursements up to $2,000 of training upon completion of a credential.
“The credentials will add to the value an employee can contribute to the workplace,” said Lydia Milhalik, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “This should lead to increased job security and higher wages.”
Ohio companies interested in investing in their current or prospective employees by connecting them with technology-focused credentials can apply.
“Our new TechCred program is a critical part of the strongest workforce preparation budget effort in Ohio history,” Randy Gardner, Ohio Department of Higher Education chancellor, said. “Retraining and upskilling our workforce will make our businesses more competitive and our employees more prepared for the technology-based changing economy.”
“We know today’s business and industry partners are seeking employees with advanced technology skills,” Cynthia E. Spiers, Rhodes State interim president, said. “Rhodes State, as an eligible provider of TechCred credentialed training, is prepared to support our business and industry partners to close the technology skills-gap in their workforce.”
The technology-focused TechCred credentials take less than a year to complete. Individuals can view eligible credentials online at techcred.ohio.gov or contact Tammy Eilerman at Eilerman.T@RhodesState.edu for TechCred credential training at Rhodes State College.