New Providers Help Ohioans Access Job Training
Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, announced that 12 training providers located throughout the state will receive a total of $2.58 million in awards through the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP). This program helps Ohioans who are low-income, partially unemployed, or totally unemployed participate in a training program and earn a technology-focused credential at no cost to them.
The selected training providers, which include four-year universities, career centers, and private businesses, will be reimbursed up to $3,000 per earned technology-focused credential.
IMAP offers a variety of credentials to help Ohioans choose a career path just for them. Training will be offered both in-person and online, making it easy to learn from anywhere in the state.
Ohioans interested in earning a credential or learning more about the program can visit the IMAP website at Workforce.Ohio.gov/IMAP.
54 Historic Rehabilitation Projects Receive Awards
Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced state support for 54 rehabilitation projects that will restore 57 historic buildings across Ohio. The projects are expected to leverage approximately $1.01 billion in private investment.
The projects are being awarded funding as part of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program (OHPTC), administered by the Ohio Department of Development. In total, 21 communities across the state are receiving awards, which total $64,132,847 in tax credits.
The awards will assist private developers in rehabilitating historic buildings in downtowns and neighborhoods. Many of the buildings are vacant today and generate little economic activity. Once rehabilitated, they will drive further investment and interest in adjacent property.
To learn more, including details on the 54 projects, click here.