3333.94 Inventory of credit and non-credit certificate programs and industry-recognized credentials; preferential funding.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "In-demand job" means a job that is determined to be in demand in this state and its regions under section 6301.11 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Ohio technical center" means a center that provides adult technical education services and is recognized by the chancellor of higher education.

(3) "State institution of higher education" has the same meaning as in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code.

(B) Not later than January 1, 2018, the chancellor of higher education shall create an inventory of both credit and non-credit certificate programs and industry-recognized credentials offered at state institutions of higher education and Ohio technical centers that align with in-demand jobs in the state.

When awarding funds from the OhioMeansJobs workforce development revolving loan fund established under section 6301.14 of the Revised Code, the chancellor shall give preference to certificate programs that support adult learners and are included in the inventory.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.