Beginning in January, students enrolling in any of the twelve short-term certificate programs at the Washington County Career Center – Adult Technical Training are eligible to receive tuition assistance of up to $2,000. This grant can be combined with other scholarships and financial aid programs.
The Short-Term Certificate Program grant is through the Ohio Department of Higher Education with the purpose of improving Ohio’s workforce development. Awards are only provided for training currently ranked as an in-demand occupation in Ohio. In-demand jobs must provide a sustainable wage, have projected job openings and future growth. Qualifying programs must be less than 900-hours and result in a certificate or industry-ranked credential. Students must be a resident of Ohio to receive the grant.
Qualifying short-term certificate programs include:
Business Office Skills Specialist
CDL / Truck Driver Training
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
Instrumentation & Electricity Technician
Medical Billing & Coding
State Tested Nursing Assistant
Welding / Pipe Welding
Tony Huffman, director of Adult Technical Training, added, “I have never seen a time when so much funding was available to local residents seeking postsecondary education and training. If you are a recent high school graduate, someone who stopped out of postsecondary education, or someone looking to retrain to change jobs, please reach out to us so we can work with you to determine your eligibility for these grants. You may be able to take one of our ‘one-year or less’ programs at little to no out-of-pocket cost to you.”
For more information on in-demand jobs in Ohio, visit www.ohiomeansjobs.com. More information on the Washington County Career Center, Adult Technical Training can be found at www.mycareerschoo.com or by calling 1.800.648.3695