Business Training Incentives

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Ohio Incumbent Worker Training

    • This program provides financial support to businesses for employee occupational skills training; designed for businesses to retain and grow a skilled workforce.

    • Voucher limited to $4,000 per employee and up to 50% of workforce. Business reimbursed after it pays for full training.

    • An eligible employer is one who operates a state-designated targeted industry, with a facility located in Ohio that has been in continuous operation for the 12 months immediately prior to the application. 

    • Targeted industries are: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace & Aviation, Automotive, BioHealth, Corporate Headquarters, Energy, Financial Services, Food Processing, Information Technology and Services, Polymers and Chemicals, Back Office, Logistics, or Research and Development. 

Ohio Investment Training Program (OITP)

    • New and expanding Ohio businesses are eligible for this program. It provides financial assistance and technology resources for customized training.

    • This program supports community economic development with job creation and retention. It improves labor and management relations, increases productivity, and develops a highly skilled labor force.

    • Up to 50% reimbursement for instructional costs, materials, and training related activities.

Ohio Skills Bank

    • Businesses and educators who are eligible are trying to match vocational needs to school budgets, coursework and counseling.

    • Helps to support areas to determine skill shortages and build these skills through education.

The Rapid Outreach Grant

    • Business and communities seeking assistance with growth and development are eligible for this grant.

    • This program aids in the development and growth of business.

Workforce Guarantee

    • Expanding or relocating companies are eligible.

    • The state would provide free training and education through community and technical colleges and adult career centers to businesses that create more than 20 quality jobs per year.

    • Grants in the amount of $750,000 or less are for industries including logistics, information technology, advanced manufacturing, bioscience, advanced energy, agriculture, and health care.

Entrepreneurial Signature Program

    • Those eligible are single, not for profit organizations.

    • This program is designed to increase technology based entrepreneurs in a specific.

    • Geographical area that offers exceptional economic development prospects for that area.

    • This is limited to technology based entrepreneurs and small technology based companies.

The Third Frontier Project

    • Eligible to Ohio businesses that exhibit innovation, high tech focus, commercial product development, advanced manufacturing technology.

    • This program provides affordable access to high tech workforce training and the opportunity for employment after completion.

    • Provides reimbursement of up to 50% of costs up to $3000.

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