Woz U launched last month online and plans ground campuses in more than 30 cities across the country and around the world. Named after Apple Computer co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, Scottsdale-headquartered Woz U is “education reprogrammed,” a new approach to higher education for the tech industry. It offers online curriculum to educate computer support specialists and software developers, with data science, mobile applications and cybersecurity programs coming soon. Part of Southern Careers Institute, Woz U has customized curriculum programs for companies, K-12 STEAM programs, and accelerator programs for elite tech talent, among other offerings.
Woz U was founded to help fill the employment gap for high-paying technology jobs across the U.S. It has even created a mobile app to help match people with the technology-based career best suited for them. Says Wozniak, “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.”