One afternoon last year, at the height of the pandemic, Sterling Haynes was watching a press conference from the governor's office when Lt. Governor John Husted announced the opportunity for partially or unemployed individuals to earn their professional credentials through the state of Ohio's Individual Microcredential Assistance Program.
Haynes, who is a substitute teacher and a tech tips journalist, first enrolled in an IMAP supported course with a nearby university. Later in the year, eager to continue his tech training, he found the course he wanted through the UC School of Information Technology Workforce Development Program. Haynes earned his professional credentials in Azure Fundamentals and Data Fundamentals, ITILv4 Framework, and CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) at UC.
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