Steve Wozniak – the man behind the revolution of personal computing – wants to assist in revamping higher education for the tech industry. Recently, the Apple co-founder announced that the formation of Woz U.
Wondering what is Woz U?
Woz U is a world-class digital institute that is designed to assist in filling the employment gap for high-paying technology jobs across the country (the United States). The platform is designed to get people into the workforce affordably and quickly. It wants to create long-term financial stability for a new generation of tech workers while at the same time also offer training solutions and prepared hires for businesses.
Woz U is an Arizona-based platform, which comes with programs online, that is planning to add ground campuses in more than 30 cities across the United States and the world. Wozniak, who invented the Apple II computer, said “Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt.”
Apple II computer is the tech that launched the personal computing revolution. Wozniak said that people are often afraid to choose a tech-based career because they think that they think they cannot do it. He added that he knows that the people can do it, and he wants to show them how. The amazing new platform has also created a mobile app to assist in matching people with the tech-based career that is best suited for them.
Here’s what the platform would do
The programs on the platform will train software developers and specialists. In addition to this, mobile apps, cybersecurity programs and data science is coming soon. The programs of Woz U incorporate the latest skills and technologies that are in high demand by tech employers, which include comprehensive career services.
The platform will further include several platform to teach and train. Wozniak said, “My entire life I have worked to build, develop and create a better world through technology and I have always respected education.” He further said, “Now is the time for Woz U, and we are only getting started.” One will have to work with a tech-based company to recruit and train or even retrain a workforce through on-site customized programs or a subscription-based curriculum.
A report by Business Wire notes that “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.” The reports further reveals that an accelerator program will soon be there to identify and develop such tech talent.