What is TechCred?
TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online!
These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need.
See the current list of approved credentials offered through the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center.
Businesses identify the technology-centric qualifications they need and the employee(s) they want to upskill.
Credentials take a year or less to complete, and they prepare current and future employees for in-demand technology jobs.
The state will reimburse up to $2,000 per credential upon completion. There is no longer a limit of one reimbursement per employee in each funding round.
Employers partner with a training provider and apply online to qualify for reimbursement.
According to program guidelines, employers may receive up to $30,000 per funding round. Businesses of all sizes are eligible.
A complete list of eligible credentials is available online. Employers may request that a credential be added to the eligibility list.
Tech Cred List:
CCMA Certified Medical Assistant - certification
Dental Assisting - certificate
Adobe Photoshop CC* - certification
CompTIA A+ -certification
CompTIA Network+* - certification
CompTIA Security+* - certification
Microsoft Excel (all versions)* - certificate or certification
Microsoft PowerPoint (all versions)* - certificate or certification
Microsoft Word (all versions)* - certificate or certification
Basic Electricity - certificate
Basic Plumbing - certificate
Industrial Maintenance Technology - certificate
NCCER Core Curriculum - certificate
NCCER Core Curriculum and Electrical 1 - certificate
NCCER Core Curriculum and Electrical 2 - certificate
NCCER Electrical Level 1 - certification
NCCER Electrical Level 2 - certificate
NCCER Electrical Level 3 - certificate
NCCER Electrical Level 4 - certificate
NCCER HVAC Level 1 - certification
NCCER HVAC Level 2 - certification
NCCER HVAC Level 3 - certification
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) - certificate
NCCER Welding Level 1 - certificate
NCCER Welding Level 2 - certificate
Welding: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) (MIG) - certificate
Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTSW) (TIG) - certificate
Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1 - certificate
Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic - certificate
(*) indicates online programs
Certificate is defined as being earned by individuals who successfully complete training, course or series
of courses, where completers receive a certificate directly from the Ashland County-West Holmes Career
Certification is defined as being earned by individuals who pass a standardized assessment that recognizes
an individual's knowledge, skill or competency in a particular specialty. Standardized assessments are
developed and scored by third-party vendors.
Learn more about TechCred and how employers can benefit from getting their employees registered.