The Ohio TechCred helps businesses up-skill their current and incoming workforce with tech-focused credentials. Businesses can receive up to $2,000 for each tech focused credential earned, up to $30,000 per employer each application period.
Sidney Fire & EMS applied for funding during the sixth TechCred application period and was awarded $6,000. The funding will be used to offset paramedic training. In December 2020, Firefighters Ken Battiston and Ross Kohler became certified EMT-Paramedics. In addition, Firefighters Josh Strawser and Jared Lindsey are currently attending paramedic training at Edison State Community College. The TechCred funding will be used to offset the training costs for both current students and one of the recently certified paramedics.
Since the program's start, a total of 966 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of 15,105 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees.
Employers interested in learning more about Ohio's TechCred program or to apply for funding should visit TechCred.Ohio.gov. The seventh TechCred application period opened January 4, 2021 , and closes January 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.