COLUMBUS- State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced Gov. Mike DeWine’s signing of House Bill (HB) 2, bipartisan legislation that expands job training and workforce development opportunities in Ohio.
“By investing in job training, we are investing in Ohio’s future,” said Lepore-Hagan. “Connecting workers with training and credentials program allows them to succeed in a constantly changing global economy.”
HB 2 creates the TechCred and Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP). Depending on the microcredential, employers can receive up to$2,000 reimbursements for training costs for both incumbent and prospective employees for the TechCred program. Training providers may seek up to $3,000 reimbursement for educating individuals in IMAP, with a focus on helping low-income, underemployed or unemployed individuals.
“With the passage of this bill, we are restoring Ohio’s promise of better lives, better jobs and brighter futures for all by ensuring workers have the tools they need to get ahead,” said Lepore-Hagan. “I’m thankful for the House’s leadership in prioritizing this bill and looking forward to seeing many Ohioans take advantage of these new opportunities.”