Ohio Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP)

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In partnership with the State of Ohio, Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP)  is a new program to provide opportunities for Ohioans who are currently low income, partially unemployed, underemployed or completely unemployed to participate in non-credit training through UC to receive a microcredential certificate.

The University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications from unemployed or partially employed Ohioans through IMAP. Learners who successfully complete this program will be eligible for supportive services designed to help you find new training and work opportunities, including tech-related apprenticeships through UC's NEXT Apprenticeship Program.    

UC Eligible Programs:

Advance your career, earn recognition, and validate your technical knowledge and abilities in current and future industry job-roles with Microsoft Azure certifications.

Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks.

Develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks. Knowledge gained in this course will prepare students for IT Infrastructure jobs such as Network Field Engineer, Network Administrator, or Network Analyst. 

If your organization uses lists of any kind, you need to know how to use Microsoft Excel. Earning Microsoft Office Specialist Expert certification sets your professional skill set apart from other Excel users. This course will prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert certification exam for Excel 2019.

Google IT Support is intended to introduce you to the field of computing and information technology to prepare you for entry-level jobs in IT support. The course covers the essentials of troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security.  

The course will provide you with essential IT skills based upon CompTIA ITF+ curriculum. This course and the ITF+ certification are designed as the starting point for a career in IT support. Obtaining ITF+ certification will show that you have the aptitude to pursue a professional-level certification, such as CompTIA A+.

This course provides knowledge of the ITIL® terminology, structure, and basic concepts and comprehension of the core principles of ITIL® practices for service management. You will review key concepts of service manager and how value creation is enabled through services.


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Ohio Employers: No matter what industry you work in, technology is having an impact on the future of your business and the nature of your work. TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online! Read more.

The 7th TechCred application period opens Monday, January 4, 2021 and closes on January 29 at 3 pm.  You can learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov.