Get money from the state to train your employees


If your Ohio business operates in one of the 13 targeted industries listed below, you can soon begin the application process to request workforce training money from the state.

Starting next Monday, September 28, the Ohio Development Services Agency will open the application process for the fourth round of the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program. The program reimburses employers that have operated for at least 12 months in Ohio for up to 50 percent of eligible training costs after their employee has successfully completed training. Eligible businesses can receive up to $4,000 per employee and the maximum amount you can qualify for in a fiscal year is $100,000. Training can occur at your facility, at the training provider’s facility, or at a third-party site.  

“As Technology evolves, so does the training needed to keep employees current,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “It’s important that employees across the state have the tools they need to succeed.”

More than 122,000 Ohio employees in the following industries have already been trained through the program:

  1. Advanced manufacturing
  2. Aerospace and aviation
  3. Automotive
  4. Back office
  5. Biohealth
  6. Corporate headquarters
  7. Energy
  8. Financial services
  9. Food processing
  10. Information technology and services
  11. Logistics
  12. Polymers and chemicals
  13. Research and development

The online application process opens next Monday, September 28, and applications will officially be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 a.m. on October 14.

For more information on the program, visit the Ohio Development Services Agency website. If you have questions or want to discuss your eligibility, you can contact any of the attorneys listed below.

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