Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has announced the launch of an online tech education platform called Woz U. The idea behind this project is to revamp higher education for the technology industry. Wozniak wants to help fill the employment gap for high-paying technology jobs across the United States.
Based in Arizona, Woz U has been launched with online programs but that’s not going to be where the buck stops. There are plans to add ground campuses in more than 30 cities across the United States and even internationally. “Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt,” said Wozniak.
A mobile app has been created by Woz U to help match people with the technology-based career best suited for them. The programs that have been launched so far by Woz U will train computer support specialists and software developers. Programs for data science, mobile apps, and cybersecurity will be launched soon.
One of Woz U’s platforms will work with technology companies to recruit and train as well as retrain a workforce through a subscription-based curriculum or on-site customized programs. Another platform is going to provide school districts with K-12 STEAM program in order to expose digital engineering concepts to students at a younger age.