An additional 15 Walsh employees will once again have an opportunity to participate in the next cohort of the Skilled Technical Workforce program. Through an ongoing commitment to the development of our faculty and staff, the program will be offered under the State of Ohio provided Tech Cred program for full tuition reimbursement for all Walsh University faculty and staff, including adjunct faculty members. TechCred is a program that is in alignment with our program goals and national initiatives to foster a STEM-capable workforce in all facets of the American economy. 

“We are committed to have Walsh University be a leader in advancing this important initiative and contribute to the scientific and technological competitiveness of America,” said Dr. Dunphy. “This technology will be infused into virtually every aspect of our personal and professional lives, regardless of what field of study.  It is critical that our faculty and staff understand how this next revolution in technology will impact their disciplines so we can better serve our students and prepare them for the jobs of the future. This a unique opportunity for them that will simultaneously enrich the educational experience of our students, benefit our community and provide tangible results for local businesses.

Walsh’s new program has been gaining national attention for its uniquely designed initiative to provide businesses with customized curricula exploring the latest technology and practices related to Data Analytics and the Internet of Things (the ability to capture and transfer data using cloud technology without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction).  The course will be customized for Walsh faculty and staff to demonstrate how this technology will impact virtually every field of study and how these skills will be incorporated into the jobs of the future.  Synchronous and asynchronous learning options will be available in order to provide the opportunity to interact directly with access to industry experts while accommodating your teaching schedules and job responsibilities. 

The program was spearheaded by Walsh Director of Development Dan Passerini, Ph.D., and Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Michael Dunphy, Ph.D., in collaboration with a team of professional experts including President of FOFM, Inc./Managing Partner of Lensman & Associates, Ltd. Todd Lensman, Paragon Shift Managing Director Abdou Ayoub, Blue Chip Consulting Group Cloud Services Practice Jason Barr  and Agile Network Builders’ President/Founder Kyle Quillen.

This state-of-the-art program aligns with national and state initiatives to foster a STEM-capable workforce.

Application for the tuition reimbursement program is due on Aug 31.  If you have interest, contact Dr. Dan Passerini this week at 330-244-4746 or  There will only be 15 slots available per Tech Cred cycle.  The slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.   If you have already completed Level 1 of the program, contact Dr. Passerini for information about sessions for Levels 2 and 3.