Date: October 5, 2022

Time: 2pm - 3pm ET

Where: Online/Zoom

Join WIA and Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation for this informational webinar on Ohio’s TechCred Program: 

What is Ohio TechCred? Ohio's TechCred Program gives employers, within the state of Ohio, the chance to upskill current and future employees in today’s tech-infused economy. Employers who submit successful applications will be reimbursed up to $2,000 per credential per employee when current or prospective employees complete eligible technology-focused credentials.  

How can 5G training up-skill your work force? The Wireless Infrastructure Association, WIA, provides qualified industry recognized credentials in 5G readiness through Telecommunication Education Center (TEC). These credentials will lead to the competencies required to understand, plan, and implement telecommunications solutions, including mobile broadband and 5G. Our 5G credentials have been added to the TechCred program and an Ohio-based employer can use this funding to train their current and future workforce.

Webinar Speakers:

Eric Leach
Deputy Director, Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation
Eric Leach joined the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation in February of 2021 and currently serves as the Deputy Director. The Office of Workforce Transformation's mission is to connect Ohio’s business, training, and education communities to build a dynamically skilled, productive, and purposeful workforce. 
Dr. Rikin Thakker
Chief Technology Officer, Wireless Infrastructure Association
Dr. Rikin Thakker is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA). He leads activities related to emerging technologies and advises WIA members on 5G strategies, including densification, spectrum allocation, and broadband deployment. He analyzes impacts of current and future use-cases of 5G and provides recommendations on broadband infrastructure deployment strategies in addition to helping WIA members and their CTO offices identify future technology trends and shape their product, services, and real estate portfolios to make them ready for 5G and beyond.