Develop Your Agency Staff with $2,000 Grants from TechCred Ohio!

Did you know TechCred Ohio is not just for the science and manufacturing industry? TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a strong workforce. Tech Cred will reimburse your agency up to $2000 to help employees earn credentials. To be reimbursed, you must apply for funding in advance, be approved, and submit documentation of credentials.

Eligible credentials must be industry-recognized, technology-focused, and short-term (less than a year to earn). While Insurance credentials like a P&C License or CISR don’t meet the technology requirement, many eligible credentials could help you develop your staff’s skills and productivity.

Examples include:

Office Administration

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 365 Administration, Adobe, Project Management


Digital Marketing, Advertising and Outreach Specialist, Google Ads, Social Media Marketing, Story Telling with Data, WordPress

Strategic Management

Data Analytics, Project Management, AI and Machine Learning, HR Analytics

Do you know of a desired technology credential that is not listed? Let us know, and we can work with TechCred to get approval in the future.

The current funding application round is open from March 1 to March 29. The latest information we have is that all applications are being approved because funding is higher than demand. Funding application rounds open every other month.

You can learn more at

You can view the complete list of eligible credentials at

About the Author:

Brian Lawrence is the Director of HR Solutions for Ohio Insurance Agents. He is responsible for providing HR support and resources for the membership which includes approx. 1000 independent insurance agencies across Ohio. His HR career spans 25 years across Insurance, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Association Management. The majority of experience includes 20 years at Nationwide including seven years as an HR Director/HR Business Partner providing strategic support to executive leadership teams including P&C, Commercial and Non-Standard Customer Service Operations, Life Insurance and Annuity Operations, & Nationwide Pet Insurance.

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