Woz wants to retrain you for a career in tech

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 13, 2017

Steve Wozniak announced an ambitious project called Woz U, an education platform with elements for workers, employers, and schools alike.

Woz U is meant to benefit both students and businesses alike, helping bring people into the workforce and providing a new source of trained tech workers for companies looking to hire.

The Apple co-founder is launching Woz U, a digital institute aimed at helping folks not only figure out what type of tech job they might be best at, but train for it.

"People often are afraid to choose a technology-based career because they think they can't do it", Mr. Wozniak said in a statement. "I know they can, and I want to show them how".

While the initiative is an online-only one for now, Woz says that the plan is to offer brick-and-mortar campuses in more than 30 cities across the USA and around the world ... Data science, mobile applications and cybersecurity programs are "coming soon".

The start-up, Woz U, offers personalized educational programs for people looking to get started in the tech industry. One will work with tech companies to recruit and train, or even retrain, a workforce through subscription-based curriculum or on-site customized programs.

Woz U will also provide school districts with K-12 STEAM programs created to nudge suitable students toward a career in tech, as well as subscription-based and customized training for companies.

On top of that, Woz U has plans to develop a tech accelerator program in the future.

Headquartered in Arizona, Woz U courses will take place online and will largely be video-based with "live access to instructors and student mentors", the program's website reads.

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