Talent Ready Grant


The Talent Ready Grant is offered through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to support students who have financial need, are enrolled in a short-term certificate that may be completed in less than one year (less than 30 credit hours), and leads to a certification or a workforce credential in an in-demand job or career. The grant is intended to assist in covering the cost of tuition and fees (up to $2000) and is a limited fund that will be awarded until funds are exhausted. 

Eligible COTC programs:

  • Addiction Studies Short-Term Certificate
  • Behavioral and Mental Health Short-Term Certificate
  • Bookkeeping Short-Term Certificate
  • Case Management for the Healthcare & Gerontology Professional Short-Term Certificate
  • Community Health Short-Term Certificate
  • Customer Relations Short-Term Certificate
  • Digital Media Technology Short-Term Certificate
  • Electrocardiograph Technician Short-Term Certificate
  • Electrocardiography for the Cardiac Sonographer Short-Term Certificate
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Short-Term Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship Short-Term Certificate
  • Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Short-Term Certificate
  • Fire with EMT Short-Term Certificate
  • Home Healthcare Provider Short-Term Certificate
  • Information Technology Specialist Short-Term Certificate
  • Industrial Electrician Short-Term Certificate
  • Medical Coding Short-Term Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Short-Term Certificate
  • Peace Officer Basic Training Short-Term Certificate (part-time program and accelerated program)
  • Phlebotomy Short-Term Certificate
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing Short-Term Certificate
  • Basic Healthcare Skills (State Tested Nurse Aide) Short-Term Certificate