We want to partner with you in upskilling and empowering your cybersecurity staff with industry recognized certifications. Ohio’s TechCred program provides an opportunity that will certify your staff with essential credentials, while providing a reimbursement opportunity for your organization.

Ohio TechCred
Ohio Department of Development

Reimbursable Cybersecurity Training Opportunities in Ohio

Through the Ohio TechCred program, we are poised to assist employers with the tools and resources needed to upskill their information technology and cybersecurity staff. Our goal is to partner with Ohio employers by providing training in essential IT and cybersecurity certifications. We focus on developing your current staff, helping them obtain industry recognized credentials, while offering an avenue to be reimbursed for your training expenses.

We offer an array of cybersecurity certification courses for every level within your organization:

What is the Ohio TechCred Program?

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Ohio TechCred is an innovative workforce development initiative designed to bridge the skills gap in Ohio’s workforce. It aims to provide funding to employers for upskilling their employees in technology-focused areas. This program offers reimbursement to employers for the cost of approved training that enhances their workforce’s skills in emerging technologies and in-demand occupations.

Investing in the upskilling of your cybersecurity workforce is pivotal for cultivating highly qualified employees and enhancing employee retention. Not only does this investment demonstrate a commitment to your staff’s professional development, but it also fortifies your organization’s resilience against cyber threats. Through the esteemed Ohio TechCred program, we extend an invitation to collaborate on this transformative journey, fostering mutual benefits for your organization and your valued employees.

About The TechCred Program

Ohio TechCred’s Employer Benefits

Benefits
  1. Access to Funds: Employers can receive reimbursement for upskilling their workforce, reducing the financial burden of training investments.
  2. Enhanced Competitiveness: By investing in employee training, companies can stay ahead of industry trends, remain competitive, and adapt to evolving technology needs.
  3. Improved Employee Retention: Offering opportunities for skill development demonstrates a commitment to employee growth, leading to higher job satisfaction and increased retention rates.
  4. Customized Training: Employers have the flexibility to choose training programs that align with their specific business needs and objectives.
  5. Talent Development: TechCred empowers employers to cultivate a highly skilled workforce, equipped with the knowledge and expertise to drive innovation and success within their organizations.

How To Apply for Funding through Ohio TechCred

Step 1: Identify Training Needs

Identify Your Needs
Assess your workforce’s skills gaps and identify areas where additional training could enhance productivity and competitiveness. Consider which technology-focused skills or certifications would benefit your employees and align with your business objectives.

Step 2: Partner with Approved Training Provider

Training Class

Working with an approved training provider like Phishbuster Academy is essential. If the training providers is not on the approved list, then your organization will not receive a reimbursement.

Step 3: Select Training Program

Training Program
Choose the training programs that best meet your organization’s needs and goals. Ensure that the selected programs are eligible for reimbursement under the Ohio TechCred program. Here is a list of approved credentials.

Step 4: Apply Online

Apply Online

Submit your application for TechCred funding through the portal during the designated application periods. View Application Requirements.

Step 5: Enroll in Staff Training Programs

Enroll Now

Once your program is approved, it is time to enroll your employees in the training program(s) through your partner training provider.

Step 6: Submit Application

Application

Once the staff member(s) complete the approved training course, it’s time to submit the reimbursement form. Be sure to include all required documentation and details about the chosen training programs. For more information, please review this document.

Step 7: Receive Funds

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Once your reimbursement claims are processed and approved, you will receive funds from Ohio TechCred to offset the costs of employee training. These funds can be used to reinvest in additional training initiatives or other business priorities.

FAQ

How much is an Ohio TechCred Reimbursement?

Employers who submit successful applications can receive up to $2,000 per credential when employees complete eligible credentials, with reimbursement potential of $30,000 per funding round.

What makes a credential eligible?

TechCred was designed to assist organizations with upskilling their current labor force. To do that, they focus on three things – industry recognized, technology-focused, and short-term (can be completed in less than a year).

Which employers are eligible for Ohio TechCred funding?

Any employer who is registered with the state of Ohio, has a physical location within the state, and employs W2 employees who reside in Ohio is eligible to apply for TechCred. Only one application per employer per application period will be accepted.

What are the employer size classifications?

1 to 50 employees is considered small; 51 to 200 employees is considered medium; and 201+ employees is considered large.

What is the timeline of getting reimbursed from Ohio TechCred?

Credentials are required to be completed within 12 months from the date of award. Once completed, employers have a six (6) week window to submit the necessary documentation.

It’s Time to Take Action with Ohio TechCred

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Ready to empower your workforce and propel your organization to new heights? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to access funding for cybersecurity certification training through Ohio TechCred. Take the next step towards building a highly skilled team and staying ahead in today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape. Contact us now to learn more, explore available training options, and kickstart your journey towards success with Ohio TechCred. Let’s transform your workforce together!

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