Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Creates WOZ U, a New Online University

“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.”

– Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder.

Yes! Finally, people who can impact change are starting to pay attention and solve the problem of expensive education and lack of job training for the careers of today. Yesterday, we wrote about the state of the US economy using maps, and I’d like to refer to the following graphic again:

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, EMSI, and CompTIA; estimates for 2016

People in the tech sector make more than twice the amount than the median household income in 2016. And now there are said that 1 in 3 people are working in a tech career.  These are the underlying reasons that we’ve created our training programs, guidance, and education for people to evolve along with today’s changing job marketplace.

Interested in a tech career? Here’s more information about how Woz U could help.

The mission of WOZ U:

“Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt,” says Wozniak.

Yes. Also, he understands the importance of education and easy access to it as he was once an elementary school teacher.

What courses are offered?

Currently, the only courses available online include ones related to software development, but the institute plans to debut in 2018 classes related to data science, mobile apps, and cybersecurity, according to the Woz U website.

How much will it cost?

Prices for the courses have not yet been disclosed.

How long do the courses last?

In 2019, Woz U plans a 12-to-16 month-long accelerator program that is intended help school leaders identify the institute’s best students and place them in leading technology companies.

Other reasons to check it out:

  • Woz U plans to work with technology companies to help them “recruit and train, or even retrain, a workforce.” The institute also plans to provide computer science related curriculum to various school districts.
  • “Each platform will offer students personalized learning to meet their needs,” the spokesperson said in an email.

Find the Woz on twitter @stevewoz. Read more on Fortune magazine.

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