Beavers said companies can now also apply for funding for a future workforce.
“They will no longer have to specify employee name/information on the initial application but will need that information when they apply for reimbursement,” she said. “This allows a company to plan for growth that may be experienced in certain industries so that they may be able to hire someone who has lost their job and/or wants to change careers due to COVID-19 and provide them the training and upskilling they need upon hire.”
RELATED: Clark State planning to train more workers through TechCred program
Clark State has over 60 online programs eligible for the program, and hands-on instruction for applied training in manufacturing and information technology will be implemented with social distancing and safety protocols, the release said.
In the first three rounds of funding, 500 Ohio employers were approved for reimbursement, resulting in a total of 4,232 credentials to be attained.
Application can be found online at https://techcred.ohio.gov, and will be open June 1 through 30.