The Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs have announced tech educational platform called Woz U.
According to the statement released, Woz U will start as an online learning platform focused on both students and companies that will hire those students as time goes on. Woz U is based out of Arizona and hopes to launch physical locations for learning in more than 30 cities across the globe.
The platform will also offer the opportunity for tech companies to use the tools and resources available to recruit and train the workforce. There also will be a platform for K-12 students, which will be distributed to school districts, that will offer STEAM programs to identify talent and nurture those people into a teach industry.
The platform will eventually introduce an accelerator program “to identify and develop elite tech talent.”
“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. 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.”
Woz U will offer an App to help people understand which field of tech they’re best designed for, so they can set up their curriculum accordingly.
There’s no word on pricing.