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Tiffin University announces new workforce development program




TIFFIN — According to some projections, emerging technologies will displace 30% of workers over the next decade.

As workers face the lifelong demand for new skills, Tiffin University is looking to offer shorter-term credentials, either in place of or embedded in traditional degree programs, and as a result, TU Connects was designed.

In concert with transforming lives through education, Tiffin University will connect individuals to Ohio industry and business communities to provide solutions from new employee onboarding and supervisory training to executive coaching and everything in-between.

“Individuals and businesses can now upskill themselves or their company through Tiffin University’s newest and seamless initiative, TU Connects,” said Ron Lonzo, Vice President of Strategic Innovation.

“Simply stated, TU Connects is an innovative and affordable alternative to aid employees or their businesses to become better at their jobs. Many companies desire to improve the quality of their workforce such as individuals aspire job security, and TU Connects will take the guesswork out of how and where to begin.”

Scholarships and a pay-later income share agreement may be available.

Initially, the following programs are to be offered:

  • Full Stack JavaScript: Learn to code in 12 weeks
    June 2:
    Deadline to register May 19
    Considered one of the core technologies of the web, JavaScript is a powerful coding language that drives the modern internet. It is a dynamic programming tool that enhances the functionality and interactivity of web and mobile applications. TU has partnered with Vschool for non-credit Coding – Full Stack JavaScript
  • Online Applied Cyber Security Essentials (ACE)
    August 15:
    Deadline to register August 1
    According to a recent Cybersecurity Ventures prediction, “there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021.” Cybersecurity hiring is growing due to a dramatic rise in cybercrime, new government regulation, and privacy concerns. This is in partnership with Allegro Learning, an Online Applied Cyber Security Essentials (ACE) non-credit bootcamp and is an effective way to jumpstart a move to the cybersecurity field.

Digital Badges, Webinars, Seminars, and Custom Solutions are also in the planning stage.

For additional information, contact Ron Lonzo at or visit

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