Advancements in technology are rapidly changing the 21st century workplace and all over Ohio, there are employers who can’t find people with the skills needed to fill their good-paying jobs. At the same time, there are workers who are looking for better career opportunities but can’t find jobs with the current skills they have. To help ease this transition for workers and businesses, the DeWine-Husted Administration has proposed investing $30 million in our workforce over the biennium by funding 10,000 in-demand technology credentials per year. These micro-credentials take less than a year to complete and prepare incumbent workers for the technology jobs Ohio employers need.
We strongly urge the Senate to provide the requested $30 million for TechCred in the state budget. Please contact your state legislators today and ask them to support investing in Ohio’s workforce through TechCred. To find your representatives and contact them directly, visit www.ohiohouse.gov/members/members-directory and www.ohiosenate.gov/senators
Reasons to support the funding of 10,000 in-demand technology credentials per year through the TechCred program: