How does TechCred benefit Ohio workers and businesses?

The Ohio TechCred Program, sponsored by the State of Ohio’s Office of Workforce Transformation, connects businesses with the talent they need and gives employees the ability to earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials, better preparing them for a job in today’s advanced, technology-infused economy. 

Through TechCred, businesses can identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. In partnership with a training provider, the employer can apply online at TechCred.Ohio.Gov. The state will reimburse up to $2,000 for training upon completion of a credential (maximum of $30,000 per funding round).

Lincoln Electric's Welding Technology and Training Center’s TechCred Aligned Program:

Retraining and upskilling our workforce makes Ohio businesses more competitive and employees more prepared for the technology-based changing economy. To assist, Lincoln Electric’s Welding Technology and Training Center offers the following TechCred Credentials (note, “credentials” is an overarching term that includes both certificates and certifications): 

·       Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
·       Introduction to Basic Plate and Sheet Metal Arc Welding
·       Flux-Cored Arc Welding
·       ASME/API Pipe Welding
·       Basic Motorsports
·       Advanced Motorsports
·       Gas Metal Arc Welding 

We can also work with you to develop a custom training program for your employees that fits into the TechCred reimbursement program. Lincoln Electric’s courses are in compliance with the Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.

To view the complete TechCred Credential List, visit https://techcred.ohio.gov/about/credential-list.

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