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Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP)

In partnership with the State of Ohio's Development Services Agency and The University of Akron Workforce Training Solutions – Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP) is a new program to provide opportunities for Ohioans who are currently low income, partially unemployed, underemployed or completely unemployed to participate in non-credit training through UA to receive a microcredential certificate. All courses are offered online.

IMAP Courses

Microcredential Length of Course Closely Associated Occupations
Microsoft Access Basic May 11th and 13th
9am – 12pm
Desktop Publishers OR Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants 
Windows 10 April 29th
9am – 12pm
Computer User Support Specialists OR Customer Service Representatives 
Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Expert April 20th, 22nd, May 4th, 6th, 18th and 20th
9am – 12pm
Financial Examiners OR Computer & Information Research Scientists

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a current Ohio resident.
  • Applicants must meet certain state mandated income requirements.
  • If you wish to take online IMAP courses, you must have access to a personal computer or laptop with internet access.
  • Applicants must complete the UA Workforce Training Solutions IMAP application.

How to Enroll

Eligible individuals must complete and then submit a UA Workforce Training Solutions IMAP application.

UA's Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP) Application


For more information on The University of Akron Workforce Training Solutions
Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP), please contact or call 330-972-7577.