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What is TechCred?
TechCred is Ohio's innovative workforce program that reimburses employers for industry-recognized, technology-focused, credentialed training programs and certificates. TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy.
How Does TechCred Work?
Employers will need to identify the specific, technology-centric qualifications they need, as well as the number of employee(s) they want to upskill.
To qualify for reimbursement of training costs, the employer must partner with a training provider and apply online. Individuals must be Ohio residents with a verifiable Ohio address.
The state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training costs per credential upon completion. There is no longer a limit of one reimbursement available per employee in each funding round.
Employers are eligible to receive up to $30,000 per funding round.
Training must be completed within 12 months of the award date.
Current TechCred Credentials Offered by Embold
(ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
(ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
(ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
AWS Certified Developer - Associate
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty
ISTQB Certified Tester-Foundation Level (CTFL)
Cisco Network Associate (CCNA)
Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise (CCNP Enterprise)
Cisco Certified Network Professional Collaboration (CCNP Collaboration)
Cisco Certified DevNet Associate
Cisco Certified Technician Routing & Switching (CCT Routing & Switching)
Cisco Certified Professional Security (CCNP Security)
CompTIA A+ Core 2
CompTIA A+ Hardware
CompTIA A+ Software
CompTIA Advance Security Practitioner+ (CASP+)
CompTIA Cloud Essentials+
Google Cloud Certified G Suite
Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer
Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect
Google Cloud Certified Professional Data Engineer
ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITIL 4 Foundation
Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019)
Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate (Excel and Excel 2019)
Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel Expert (Excel and Excel 2019)
Microsoft 365 Teams Administrator
Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
Microsoft 365 Messaging
Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert
Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals
Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals
Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate
Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate
Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate
Oracle 12c Administrator Certified Professional
Oracle Database Foundations Certified Junior Associate
Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer
Oracle Certified Professional: Java SE 11 Developer
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)