Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has launched an online education platform called Woz U for tech enthusiasts to learn digital skills and grab employment. The website and also as an app, Woz U will offer courses in technology, software engineering, app development and cyber security among others. Wozniak aims to branch his initiative to 30 physical locations in the near future. The visionary in his entire life has worked to build a better world through technology and his unshakable faith in the power of education has guided his steps towards his latest venture.
"Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt," explains Wozniak in a statement. "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."
According to the statements on the website of Woz U, the main aim is to increase the workforce in STEAM careers, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. It's only possible when the programs are career oriented and affordable to allow future innovators to focus on learning rather than paying student loans. The mission statement of Woz U, states, "WOZ U will deliver personalized technology-based learning to energize a new generation of innovators. We are committed to bringing the best personal development experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through our innovative curriculum, delivery platform, and personalized training offerings."
The learnings of Woz U will also be available in an app which enables students to test their aptitude, examine their interests and strengths and choose the best available career choices accordingly. The Woz U app is also an access key to Woz U curriculum through the state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS) called Atlas. Its yet unsure how much will these classes cost, but Wozniak’s initiative is expected to be a new milestone in e-learning.
The companies will also benefit from Woz U as it offers them access to resources provided to recruit and train employees. Wozniak’s vision for the platform is to enveloper not just tech students, but schools and startups.
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