The Development Services Agency 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!
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.
|Certified Ethical Hacker||is the world’s most advanced certified ethical hacking course, covering 20 of the most current security domains any IT pro will need to know when bullet-proofing the information security of their organization. This EC-Council accredited course provides advanced tools and techniques used by hackers and information security professionals.||40 hours|
|CompTIA Network+||is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring and managing networks. Jobs like network field technician and junior network administrator use the skills validated by CompTIA Network+ certification. Companies like Apple, Best Buy, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ricoh, the United States Department of Defense and Verizon all look for CompTIA Network+ certification in hiring.||40 hours|
|CompTIA Security+||is an international, vendor-neutral certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue IT security careers. Security+ emphasizes hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of issues. It focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection.||40 hours|
|CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+)||is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills that helps professionals decide if a career in IT is right for them. It also helps organizations prepare non-technical teams for digital transformation.||40 hours|
|CompTIA A+||certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.||40 hours|
|DevOps Foundation||provides understanding of basic DevOps concepts (how DevOps is used to improve communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and IT operations professionals).||16 hours|
|ITIL 4 Foundation||provides perspective of the whole IT picture, not just hardware. It teaches several IT process lifecycles, (ie. change management, problem management, incident management, etc.).||20 hours|
A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions relating to the TechCred program.
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.
A: Getting started with the TechCred program is simple.
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.
A: Ohio's TechCred 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.
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.
The current application period is open.