Ohio TechCred Program

Get up to $180,000 annually to cover IT Training costs

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Free IT Training for Ohio Businesses

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!

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.

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Apply for TechCred in 5 simple steps:
  • Identify the skills your workforce needs (Global Lynx can assist with this!).
  • Apply online.
  • Enroll employees to the training.
  • Upload proof of credential completion.
  • Receive reimbursement.
Courses Available for TechCred

You can apply for TechCred for almost any of the courses in our catalog.

  • Agile
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Audit
  • Business Analysis
  • Cloud
  • Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • DevOps
  • Information Security
  • IT Governance
  • IT Service Management
  • Networks
  • Programming
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
Most popular certifications:
  • DevOps Foundation
  • ITIL 4 Foundationn
  • Scrum Master Certified
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

We are an IT Training Organization Accredited by

DevOps Institute Registered Education Partner

DevOps Institute

ITIL Accredited Training Organization PeopleCert on behalf of Axelos


PMI authorized training partner


ISACA Accredited Elite Partner


CompTIA Authorized Partner


Scrum Study Registered Education Provider


EXIN Accredited Partner


EC-Council Accredited Training Center


ISC Official Training Partner


StrategyOps Institute

StrategyOps™ Institute

EduCert Institute

EduCert Institute

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Note: This program is intended for Ohio businesses and employers only. If you are an individual please apply for IMAP program.

FAQ TechCred grant

A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions relating to the Tech Cred program.

Q: Which training providers can employers use for credential training?+

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.

Q: How do employers get started?+

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

Q: Which credentials are eligible?+

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.

Q: What is TechCred?+

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.

Q: If an employee is laid off because of coronavirus, but their employer wants them back, can the employer still take advantage of TechCred and train right now during the layoff period?+

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.

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