Steve Wozniak Announces Formation of Woz U

Steve Wozniak Announces Formation of Woz U

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has announced the formation of a Woz U, a digital institute designed to help fill the employment gap for high-paying tech jobs across the United States.

Woz U is designed to get people into the workforce quickly and affordably, creating long-term financial stability for a new generation of tech workers while providing prepared hires and training solutions for businesses. Arizona-based Woz U launched today with programs online, and plans to add ground campuses in more than 30 cities across the country and around the world.

“Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt,” said Wozniak, who co-founded Apple Computer and invented the Apple II computer that launched the personal computing revolution. “People often are afraid to choose a technology-based career because they think they can’t do it. I know they can, and I want to show them how.”

To help, Woz U has created a mobile app to help match people with the technology-based career best suited for them. Current programs will train computer support specialists and software developers; data science, mobile applications and cybersecurity programs are coming soon. All Woz U programs incorporate the latest technologies and skills in high demand by tech employers, and programs include comprehensive career services.

Woz U will include multiple platforms to teach and train. One will work with tech companies to recruit and train, or even retrain, a workforce through subscription-based curriculum or on-site customized programs. Another will provide school districts with K-12 STEAM programs, exposing digital engineering concepts to students at a younger age to nudge them toward a possible tech-based career. There soon will be an accelerator program to identify and develop elite tech talent.

“My entire life I have worked to build, develop and create a better world through technology and I have always respected education,” Wozniak said. “Now is the time for Woz U, and we are only getting started.”

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Steve Wozniak Announces Formation of Woz U
Gordon Aplin - October 16, 2017 at 1:09am
Excelent! I taught myself to program on an Apple II in the late 70s as a pre-teen. I went on to get an MSEE. I have worked at big tech companies including Hewlett-Packard AMD, and TI. A lot of that I owe to Steve’s decision to include everything about the computer in books that came with the machine so I could get my hands dirty trying things out. College computer classes were a breeze because I already knew much of what I needed before I got there. Thanks Woz! Gordon A.
gaetano marano - October 13, 2017 at 10:15pm
excellent idea
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