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Woz U – Educating The Workforce Of The Future

Woz U

Background

I am a big fan of affordable education programs that expand opportunities to everyone without bankrupting the student. I just learned about Woz U and thought I would pass on what I learned in this article.

The co-founder of Apple is Steve Wozniak. He also invented the first computer to display graphics in color and it included a basic language. This was the Apple II computer. The first mass-produced and highly successful personal computer.  Alongside Steve Jobs they introduced the world to Apple computers and the rest is recorded history. It is fair to say that these two men changed the world. Steve Wozniak recently announced the launch of Woz U in a press release.

Woz U

Woz U corporate headquarters are located in Scottsdale, AZ. It opened this month and has introduced its online learning platform. Woz U will focus not only on students but the companies that will eventually hire these students. The long-range plan is to bring Woz U to physical locations in 30 cities around the world.

Woz U specializes in career-based tech programs. These are designed to quickly get people fully prepared to move into the workforce.  The vision is to inspire the next generation of innovators.

Curriculum

The current online program includes;

  • Full-Stack Software Developer – 
    • .Net
    • JavaScript
    • Ruby
    • Java,
    • Python
  • Computer Support Specialist.

Upcoming programs in 2018

  • Data Science
  • Mobile Application
  • Cyber Security

“Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt.” said Wozniak, “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.” “My entire life I have worked to build, develop and create a better world through technology and I have always respected education. Now is the time for Woz U, and we are only getting started.

Job Placement

Woz U has partnered with tech companies so they can recruit pre-trained students into their workforce. These companies can also retrain existing employees through customized programs and subscription-based curriculum.

That’s Not All

In addition to the above, K-12 students can benefit from a platform designed to help identify young talent. They would then be encouraged into a career in technology. The platform is made available to school districts that will offer STEM programs. There are also plans to introduce an accelerator program “to identify and develop elite tech talent.”

Woz has created a mobile app to help interested people decide what area of technology they are best suited for. For more information visit Woz U at, https://woz-u.com/

The press release mentions that the program is affordable. There is no mention of pricing in the press release or on the website.  I signed up to “Learn More” so once I know more, I will pass the information on to you all here.

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