Ohio Launches TechCred
Ohio Launches TechCred to Help Employees Earn Technology Skills
Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the launch of TechCred, a program that connects businesses with the talent they need and gives employees the ability to earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials, better preparing them for a job in today’s advanced, technology-infused economy.
Through TechCred, businesses can identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. In partnership with a training provider, the employer can apply online at TechCred.Ohio.Gov. The state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training upon completion of a credential.
An initial list of eligible credentials is provided, but employers can request a credential be added to the eligible list by submitting an application for TechCred to be reviewed by a panel of stakeholders.
The online application period opens October 1, 2019. TechCred is a competitive, merit-based program.
TechCred fulfills a commitment made by Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted to fund the completion of 10,000 microdegrees each year in order to aid in closing the skills gap for growing technology jobs.
2019 Small Business Credit SurveyThe Survey Provides Critical Information
The 12 Reserve Banks of the Federal Reserve System launched the annual Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS) to provide timely insights on small business conditions to policy makers, service providers, and lenders. The survey is a national sample of small businesses, or firms with fewer than 500 employees, aimed at providing insight into firms’ financing and debt needs and experiences. Its reports focus attention on growing and changing segments of the small business market, including startups, minority-owned firms, women-owned firms, rural firms, and the self-employed and gig workers.
The Survey Is Timely and Responsive
The SBCS provides insights on financing needs and gaps. The survey tracks a fixed set of questions on business financing needs, credit applications, and credit outcomes over time. The survey also contains special topics modules, which vary on an annual basis. In 2017, special topics focused on hiring experiences and disaster recovery. The survey is fielded annually late in the third quarter and fourth quarter, and reports are issued on a rolling basis beginning late in the first quarter of the following year.
Source: Small Business Credit Survey, Federal Reserve Banks.
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Smart Manufacturing (IoT)
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Smart Manufacturing (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging as a major economic driver in Northeast Ohio that has the potential to increase manufacturing productivity for the region. By 2023, it is estimated that IoT will create $400 trillion in profitability enhancement opportunities, spanning all major industrial sectors.* Through its Smart Manufacturing Cluster, Team NEO is working to accelerate IoT’s impact in the region. (more…)
Mosquito Control Spraying 2019
Village wide mosquito control spraying will begin Tuesday, July 9, 2019 and will be done every Tuesday at sundown during the season.
Cancellation for Mosquito Spraying reasons or more information can be found here.
middlefield means business - video
This video showcases the Village of Middlefield. It illustrates the positive reasons for residing in Middlefield as well as locating a commercial or industrial business within the Village. Local business leaders represent each of these attributes and tell the story of what Middlefield Village has to offer.