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Columbus Chamber Workforce Updates | August 2020

August 12th, 2020

Businesses who are hiring, or seeking opportunities to upskill their incumbent workforce can take advantage of the State’s TechCred program. 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! Credentials and certifications are available in a variety of industry sectors including: business, healthcare, cyber security, manufacturing and construction. These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need. No matter what industry you work in, technology is having an impact on the future of your business and the nature of your work. TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online!

The current window for application is August 4, 2020 until August 31, 2020 at 3pm. Apply here: https://techcred.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/techcred/apply

In order to assist businesses with training and upskilling in a virtual world, the Chamber created this Thought leadership piece: click here.

The Governor’s Office also recently announced a list of Top Jobs and Critical Jobs. Ohio’s Top Jobs List is a customizable, online tool to help guide Ohioans on career pathways that meet their individual needs and goals, and allows them to take advantage of employment opportunities available in our state. The user-friendly dashboard allows Ohioans to view and sort jobs by customizing to their region and/or industry. These easy-to-use reports help job seekers, educators, businesses, and community leaders make more informed decisions to solidify their short-and long-term success.