Steve Wozniak is well known within tech circles for two things: being the co-founder of Apple Computers and being an approachable and super awesome human person. Now the tech icon is starting a new venture aptly named Woz U. Woz U is an online software development school designed to help those looking to break into the field. The project is a joint venture between Woz and Southern Careers Institute, a private “for-profit” school in Austin Texas.
“Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt,” Wozniak said 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.”
Other than being the forward face and marketing man for Woz U, it’s not been revealed if he’d be involved in any other part of the school. On the school’s website they say:
Inspired by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, Woz U provides a personalized approach to coding and tech education designed to get you through the curriculum faster so that you can get into the workforce quicker, and start changing the world. Just like Steve did.
Woz U is using a method called “Education Reprogrammed” which they say accelerates you through much faster than other methods. It looks like this will be an online- and mobile app-based education but they do plan on launching 30 physical locations at some point. Woz is usually good about who he lends his name to, so we’ll see how this goes. It should appeal to a nice swath of users and hopefully help them gain the education they’re looking for.Source: EdSurge