The University of Cincinnati offers a number of grants and funding opportunities including those from the Department of Labor and JobsOhio to subsidize, and sometimes completely cover, the cost to hire a student or upskill an existing employee. Review the wage assistance and training reimbursement programs below to learn more.
Per student hire for small businesses (fewer than 50 employees)
Through UC’s NEXT Apprenticeship Program, we are able to offset the talent crunch by providing a continuous source of trained student talent, while providing up to $4,800 per student hire for businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
All that is needed for a small business to take advantage of this funding is to:
- Go through a brief online training on how to work with students
- Hire a student as a W2 employee
- Provide feedback on the student’s performance
- Provide a safe work environment
- Match all funds provided for student wages
As the University of Cincinnati seeks to broaden its impact in the community, connecting non-profits with well-trained student talent is crucial. After students complete courses to prepare for computing- and informatics-related apprenticeships, nonprofits can hire students and receive up to $1000 per student to help pay the student’s wages through SERVE-IT. This initiative is a cost-effect, mutually beneficial opportunity for organizations with computing and informatics-related projects, such as website development or database management.
FEDERAL WORK STUDY
Nonprofit employers can seek permission to post positions for students who are eligible for the Federal Work Study (FWS) program by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or Kowana Goode-Story at email@example.com. FWS will pay 75% of an eligible student’s salary. Certain limitations apply. Visit FWS Info for Employers to learn more.
TRAINING REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAMS (OHIO)
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!
UC is an approved training provider. Multiple application periods are offered throughout the year.
Additional training reimbursement opportunities may be available for low income, partially unemployed, underemployed or unemployed Ohioans through the State of Ohio, Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP).
Additional funding opportunities may exist. Contact us using the form below to learn more.