The Ohio House has passed legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Jon Cross, R-Kenton, to create the Tech Cred job training grant program.

Cross co-sponsored the House Bill 2, which creates a grant program to support training for in-demand jobs, with Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown.

The program is geared toward the incumbent workforce and individuals looking to enter an in-demand field.

Businesses and individuals would be eligible to apply.

“I am happy to collaborate with educators, employers and Ohio’s workforce to train for in-demand jobs that make Ohio a great place to live, learn and work,” Rep. Cross said.

The legislation now heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.