Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak, Launches Online University
Woz U to help graduates pursue a degree in tech quickly and without insurmountable debt.
By Kathryn Knight Randolph
October 19, 2017
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, can add university founder to his already lengthy resume. Last week, he announced the launch of his new online university, Woz U, according to Yahoo! Finance.
Woz U is geared toward students interested in pursuing a degree and a career in the tech industry. The online university provides the following degrees:
- Computer Support Specialist
- Data Science (coming 2018)
- Mobile Application (coming 2018)
- Cyber Security (coming 2018)
Courses at Woz U offer students flexibility as they pursue a degree in their tech field of choice. Classes are available 24/7 with live access to instructors and mentors as well as video curriculum and career services. While Wozniak has plans to grow the platform online, he also plans to build physical campuses in over 30 cities around the world, as reported by Yahoo.
In addition to Woz U, his institution offers Woz U Education, which provides K – 12 STEAM programming for students and teachers. Online users will also find Woz U Enterprise and Woz U Academy. The first will help employers train employees on new technologies while the latter will offer one-on-one teaching and career advising. Finally, Wozniak plans to use his platform to find the most talented programmers and help join them to top tech companies as well as perform aptitude tests for users.
Currently, Woz U does not disclose tuition costs on its website. However, Wozniak said the following in a statement: “Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt.”
After completion of a degree at Woz U, graduates receive the following:
- Certificate of completion
- Career services guidance and resources, including resume and interview training
- Access to an exclusive digital networking platform
Woz U is up and running. However, several of the incorporated platforms, like Woz U Academy and Woz U Accelerator, won’t be fully functional until 2018 or 2019. To stay updated on Woz U and its progress, follow along on Facebook and Twitter.
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