The Department of Development of the State of Ohio has allocated funds to upskill IT professionals across the state. Global Lynx was selected as one of the providers to offer FREE IT TRAINING. If you are an Ohio resident or if your company has offices in Ohio, you can apply for obtaining CompTIA, DevOps, ITIL, and many other courses for FREE.
This program is available to both individuals and groups. Our courses are online, live, and instructor-led by experienced IT consultants. Along with free tuition, an exam will also be provided for each course to take the industry-accepted certification examination. Fill out the form below to get started today!
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.
You can apply for TechCred for almost any of the courses in our catalog.TRAINING CATALOG - DOWNLOAD PDF
A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions relating to the Tech Cred program.
A: The TechCred program encourages employers to choose the training provider that will most effectively meet their needs. Examples of eligible training providers include: universities, community colleges, Ohio technical centers, and private training providers.
A: Getting started with the TechCred program is simple.
1. Identify skills needed and employees
2. Partner with a credential provider
3. Apply online
4. Enroll employees in the training program
5. Verify credential completion 6. Receive reimbursement
A: The list of eligible credentials is available on the credential list page. Employers can request for credentials, which meet the eligibility requirements, to be added to the list of eligible credentials in the application process. When filling out the application, businesses will choose “Credential Not Listed” and answer a few simple questions about the credential they are suggesting. A panel of experts will then review each additional credential submitted for approval by employers.
A: Ohio's Tech Cred Program gives businesses the chance to upskill current and future employees to help them qualify for a better job in today’s tech-infused economy. Businesses who submit successful applications will be reimbursed, up to $2000 per credential, when current or prospective employees complete technology-focused credentials.
A: Yes, TechCred can be used to train both current and prospective employees. So, the employer can train that employee during the layoff period and be reimbursed, as long as the employee is on the payroll at the point when the employer requests reimbursement.