Overview

The Workforce Development Center (WDC) offers several grants and scholarship opportunities to future and current students. These funds are dedicated to specific courses and programs. Please contact the WDC team for eligibility questions and how to apply.

TechCred

The TechCred program supports workforce development efforts in Ohio by reimbursing employers who upgrade their workers’ skills.

  • Employers can be reimbursed up to $2,000 per employee if their employees complete eligible technology-focused credentials.
  • Designated providers of credentials include universities, community colleges like Cincinnati State and the colleges’ Workforce Development Center (WDC).
  • Eligible credentials must be short-term programs of less than 30 credit hours (or 900 clock hours) that can be completed in 12 months or less.
Cincinnati State Short Term Certificate Grant

Audience: Future Students, Ohio residents only, needs based.

The Cincinnati State Short Term Certificate Grant program provides eligible students with grants of up to $2,000 to cover tuition and fees for short-term certificate programs.

See the list of qualifying short-term certificates below.

  • Short term certificate programs typically take less than one year to complete.
  • Short term certificate programs provide skills needed to get started in a new career or earn a promotion.
  • Many short-term certificate programs include classes that earn college credit and provide a start to earning an associate’s degree. 

Who is eligible?

  • You must be an Ohio resident.
  • You must meet qualifications for financial need based on federal guidelines.
  • If you are currently enrolled in an associate’s degree program that includes certificates as part of the degree, you are not eligible for the Short Term Certificate Grant.

How to apply:

Complete the Short Term Certificate Grant Application. It’s free, and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

For more information:

Call the Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center at (513) 569-1643.

Cincinnati State Certificate Programs qualified for a Short Term Certificate Grant:

ProgramCampus Offered
Additive Manufacturing TechnicianEvendale
Advanced SurveyingClifton
Brewing Sales and MarketingClifton
Certified Logistics AssociateEvendale
CNC Machine Tool Programmer (Machine Operator 1)Evendale
Community Health WorkerClifton
Computer Software DevelopmentClifton
Electro-Mechanical Engineering TechnologyClifton
Emergency Medical TechnicianEvendale, Clifton
Health Unit CoordinatorClifton
Industrial Controls and InstrumentationEvendale
Lean Six Sigma Black BeltEvendale
Lean Six Sigma Green BeltEvendale
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Manufacturing CNCClifton
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Computer Aided DesignClifton
Mechatronics CertificateEvendale
Short Term Welding CertificateClifton
Solar PV Installer/Photovoltaic SystemsEvendale
State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)Clifton & Evendale
Supply Chain Management CertificateClifton
Web and Multimedia Design Certificate Clifton
Foster Youth Grant

Audience: Future and continuing students enrolled in a short-term certificate program (less than 30 credit hours). Students must be an Ohio resident. Student must be a recipient, current or formerly, of foster care.

The Foster Youth Grant program provides eligible students with grants of up to $2,000 to cover tuition and fees for short-term certificate programs.

  • Short term certificate programs typically take less than one year to complete.
  • The certificate must lead to or direct the student toward an industry-recognized credential for an in-demand job.

Who is eligible?

  • You must have been, or currently in, the foster care system in the state of Ohio.
  • You must be an Ohio resident.

For additional information about the Foster Care Youth certificate grant, please visit: http://bit.ly/2NDLNf2

Additive Manufacturing Technician Grant

Audience: Future and continuing students enrolled in the Additive Manufacturing Technician Program*

Partial grants are available to help cover course fees. Please contact Jerry.Whitaker@cincinnatistate.edu to learn more.

Fleck Scholarship

Audience: Future and continuing students enrolled in an Industrial Maintenance Technology Programs*

Partial grants are available to help cover course fees in Industrial Maintenance Programs. Please contact Jason.Hendrickson@cincinnatistate.edu to learn more.

Haas Scholarship

Audience: Future and continuing students enrolled in an Advanced Manufacturing Programs*

Partial grants are available to help cover course fees in Advanced Manufacturing Programs. Please contact Jerry.Whitaker@cincinnatistate.edu to learn more.

WDC Scholarship

Audience: Future and continuing students enrolled in any Workforce Development Center Program*

Partial grants are available to help cover course fees. Please contact askWDC@cincinatistate.edu to learn more.

*Eligibility, restrictions and limitations may apply

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