Woz U: Apple co-founder launches education platform
Steve Wozniak, Apple's technical co-founder responsible for many of the innovations behind the most valuable company in the world, has now launched Woz U, a tech education company aiming to get people into the tech workforce quickly and affordably.
"Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt." explained 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."
Current curriculums being offered by Woz U will train people on how to become computer support specialists or software developers. Data science, mobile applications and cybersecurity programs are set to launch soon according to a statement released by the company.
"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."
Having co-founded Apple together with Steve Jobs, Wozniak left Apple in 1985 to pursue other business interests as he was unhappy as to how the Apple II division was being treated inside the company. Future plans for Woz U include the creation of an accelerator program to identify and develop elite tech talent.