Ohio TechCred at Kent State
Kent State University is a credentialed training provider of educational courses for Ohio's TechCred Program, which launched in September 2019 to give employers the chance to upskill current and future employees in today’s tech-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 like Kent State University, the employer can apply online at TechCred.Ohio.Gov. Employers who submit successful applications will be reimbursed up to $2,000 per credential when current or prospective employees complete eligible technology-focused credentials.
With Kent State as a training partner, employers will have access to numerous short-term industry-recognized credentials including:
Non Credit Online Industrial Maintenance Training Programs
For Credit Electrical Engineering Technology Programs
For Credit Mechanical Engineering Technology Programs
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.
How do businesses get started?
- Identify skills needs and employees.
- Partner with a credential provider — such as Kent State University.
- Apply online through Ohio's TechCred website.
- Enroll your employees in the program.
- Upload proof of Kent State credential completion.
- Receive reimbursement of up to $2,000 per employee per credential.
It's that easy! Employers must file reimbursement applications within six weeks of each employee completing a credential. The reimbursement can cover tuition, lab fees, manuals, textbooks and other certification costs.
William H. (Bill) Beisel, Ed.D.
Director, Business and Community Services