Talent Ready Grant

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has awarded Buckeye Career Center funds under the TALENT READY GRANT PROGRAM to provide direct financial grants to help cover the cost of tuition and fees for students enrolled in certificate programs to meet the needs of our Regional businesses and industries. 

This grant is designed to support students participating in a program that will lead to earning a certificate through classes that are less than 30 credit hours, or 900 seat hours, and that can be completed in less than one year while providing funding up to $3000 for a credential class. These grants are part of a program which has limited funds that will be awarded until funds are exhausted. THIS IS NOT A NEED BASED GRANT.

To be considered, interested students must: 

  • Be an Ohio resident. 

  • Registered with Selective Service if a male 18-26 years old

  • Submit the Talent Ready Grant Application either online or via this form

  • Enroll in one of the certificates listed below at Buckeye Career Center. 

Programs eligible are:

PART TIME CLASSES                                                     

  • EMT - Basic                                                                      

  • EMT - Advanced                                                              

  • Firefighter Level 1                                                            

  • Firefighter Level 2                                                            

  • Firefighter Level 1&2 Combination                                    

  • Industrial Electricity I                                                        

  • Industrial Electricity II                                                        

  • Industrial Electricity III

  • Nail Technician

  • Auto Tech (Brakes)

  • Auto Tech (Basic Repair)

  • Auto Tech (Electrical)

  • Auto Tech (Steering/Suspension)

  • State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)

  • Phlebotomy

  • CNC Machining

  • Welding Short Course

  • Manufacturing Warehouse Associate

  • FAA 107 Drone Pilot

  • Public Safety Communicator

  • Basic Carpentry/Construction


  • Welding Technology

  • Law Enforcement Academy

  • Esthetics

  • HVAC-R

  • Dental Assisting

  • Medical Office Support

  • Heavy Equipment CDL-A

  • Utility Line Worker