Posted: February 2, 2022
Low-income Ohio residents who are partially or completely unemployed now have the opportunity to earn one or more degrees from The Ohio University Lancaster for free through a training program grant from Ohio’s Individual Microcredit Assistance Program (IMAP).
Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, Director of the Governor’s Office for Workforce Transformation, announced Jan. 27 that 14 training providers located across the state will receive a total of 2, $93 million in awards to support 2,336 degrees. The Ohio University at Lancaster will offer several computer training degrees.
“At Ohio University Lancaster, we consider it our responsibility to develop the skills of our local workforce,” said Jarrod Tudor, dean of campus and community relations. “The Lancaster Campus is excited to offer on-demand, technology-driven training to help our residents and enhance their current and future employability capabilities.”
Credentials offered by The Ohio University Lancaster include:
- AWS Cloud Certified Practitioner
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Computer Fundamentals
- computer networking technology
- Computer skills for the workplace
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate
- Microsoft Windows 10
“IMAP gives individuals the opportunity to learn in-demand technology skills so they can land better-paying jobs in a very short time,” Lieutenant Governor Husted said in a statement from his office. “Ohio businesses in all industries need to be competitive in today’s economy, and this program provides them with a pipeline of job-ready talent.”
Those interested in earning a degree or learning more about the programs offered by Ohio University Lancaster can visit Workforce.Ohio.gov/IMAP.