Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has launched Woz-U, an online, tech-focused education school. Today it offers just two online programs, an 8-month computer programming track and a 6-month computer support specialist track. The school promises to add programs in data science, mobile applications and cybersecurity, and add physical campuses in 30 cities.
Its goal is to help fill the employment gap for high-paying technology jobs across the U.S. “Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt,” said Wozniak.
Woz U’s parent company, Southern Careers Institute, offers similar computer programming and computer support specialist programs at its six for-profit schools in Texas, alongside programs in cosmetology, welding, medical billing and others.
It’s unclear how Woz U’s curriculum will differ from its far larger online competitors such as Coursera, edX, Udacity, Pluralsight and others.