Clark State Business Connection March 2020

Business Connection

The official newsletter of Clark State's Workforce and Business Solutions.

Helping Employers Build a Stronger Workforce

Round Three is Open! Apply through March 31st!

$2,000 per employee, up to $30,000 available!

The third funding period for TechCred, a program that connects businesses with the talent they need, is now open!

Through TechCred, businesses can identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. In partnership with Clark State Community College, the employer can apply online to be reimbursed up to $2,000* of training costs upon completion of a credential. 

After the first two rounds, 444 Ohio employers have been approved for reimbursement funding, resulting in 3,187 credentials that will be earned by Ohio employees. 

Credentials can be customized to fit your needs, we have helped several businesses apply and be funded for new credentials. Contact us today to discuss customized needs and let us assist you with the information needed to apply. 

*$2,000 per employee, up to $30,000 total available per funding round. 


At Clark State, we offer more than 125 different degree, certificate and noncredit training programs in some of today's most in-demand career fields. This includes several that will qualify for TechCred reimbursement, including  -


Electrocardiography Certificate

Healthcare Information Technology

Business Technology

Microsoft Office Specialist

SQL Server Querying Data with Transact-SQL

Adobe Creative Suite

Information Technology

Cyber Security Short Term Technical Certificate

Technical Support Short-Term Technical Certificate

Network Administration Short-Term Technical Certificate

Web Development Departmental Certificate

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Security +

Java Programming 

Google Analytics


Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Short-Term Technical Certificate

Industrial Maintenance Short-Term Technical Certificate

Computer-Aided Design Departmental Certificate

Robotics Departmental Certificate

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Does your workforce need a different credential or training?

 Work with us to submit an application customized to fit your needs for TechCred funding review. Employers can request a credential be added to the eligible list.


More information, including a full list of credentials, can be found by visiting

The online application period ends March 31, 2020. TechCred is a competitive, merit-based program. 

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TechCred fulfills a commitment made by Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted to fund the completion of 10,000 microdegrees each year in aid in closing the skills gap for growing technology jobs. 



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