Apple Co-Founder Launching His Own School

Apple Co-Founder Launching His Own School

While the initiative is an online-only one for now, Woz says that the plan is to offer brick-and-mortar campuses in more than 30 cities across the US and around the world ...

It's hard to imagine a world without tech behemoth Apple in it, but when Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded the company in 1976, the personal computer was rare. Wozniak hopes that the move will open up high-paying tech opportunities - traditionally limited to four-year degree holders - to a wider range of Americans.

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.

In an effort to meet the demands of today's students, Woz U will be available 24/7, with online teachers, mentors and career services personnel - all grounded in a video-based curriculum.

"Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt", Wozniak, who was once an elementary school teacher, said in a statement.

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Woz U is using a method called "Education Reprogrammed" which they say accelerates you through much faster than other methods.

For now, Woz U's curriculum lets students choose between two tracks: computer support specialists and software developers.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on Friday announced the formation of Woz U, an online learning platform created to teach people the skills needed to have a successful career in technology-based fields.

"Each platform will offer students personalized learning to meet their needs", the spokesperson said in an email.

The Apple co-founder is launching Woz U, a digital institute aimed at helping folks not only figure out what type of tech job they might be best at, but train for it. These chosen students will also "learn how to finance and capital raise for start-ups", according to the website.

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