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October 08, 2020
State-Assisted Training Available at Rhodes State College

State-Assisted Training Available at Rhodes State College

– Lt. Governor, Jon Husted announced last week, that a sixth round of TechCred applications would be accepted by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation. Rhodes State College is pleased to announce that the College is strategically equipped and situated to meet the upskill training and credentialing needs of employers applying for the TechCred funding across the region. Employers no longer need to identify specific individuals in an application. Instead, employers can list the number of current or future employees who will earn each credential.  Employees can also earn multiple credentials each application period.  Employer officials will need to submit the number of needed, credentialed employees to the state by October 31 and have these current and incoming employees trained at Rhodes State College. LIMA, Ohio, October 8, 2020           

            Many employers have asked, “If an employee is laid off because of coronavirus, but we want them back, can we still take advantage of TechCred and train them right now during the layoff period?” The answer is yes as TechCred can be used to train both current and prospective employees. Employers can train an employee during a layoff period and be reimbursed, as long as the employee is on the payroll at the point when the employer requests reimbursement. The reimbursement of up to $2,000 per employee or $30,000 per funding period is available to employers once training and payment is completed.

Rhodes State offers certificates that qualify for the TechCred program in the following areas: Manufacturing Technology, IoT and Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Robotics/Automation, Business Technology, and Construction Technology. New and incoming employees may also identify multiple credentials for which to be trained during the application period.

Rhodes State is working diligently to stay up to date and ready to support the changing needs of Ohio employers and workers. Accordingly, Rhodes State can help employers navigate the TechCred application process. To learn more about the TechCred program at Rhodes State, visit or contact Tammy Eilerman at 


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