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Learn how your company can access workforce training money

More than 122,000 Ohio employees already have been trained through the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program. That number will increase because Round 4 begins soon.

Businesses can begin the online application process next Monday, September 28, and will have more than two weeks to gather the necessary information to complete their request. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be submitted beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14.

Training in the following high-demand fields is eligible:
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Automotive
  • Back office
  • Biohealth
  • Corporate headquarters
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food processing
  • Information technology and services
  • Logistics, polymers and chemicals
  • Research and development

Training opportunities include, but are not limited to, operational skills training, certification processes and equipment training. Training can occur at the employer’s facility, at provider’s training facility or at a third-party site.

Training reimbursement requirements

The Ohio Development Services Agency will reimburse employers for up to 50 percent of the eligible training costs, up to $4,000 per employee, after (1) the employer pays the full cost of the training and (2) the employee successfully completes the training. The maximum amount an employer may qualify for in a fiscal year is $100,000. The company must be in operation for at least 12 months in Ohio to participate.

For more information about the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program, please visit the Ohio Development Agency website.

Contacts for additional assistance:

For assistance with the application, please contact Greater Partnership Business Development Manager Truc Cao at