Sunday, October 15, 2017

Apple co-founder creates a new and revolutionary company


Steve "Woz" Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and inventor of the Apple II computer, announced on Friday the launch of its most recent start-up, a kind of technology training institute named Woz U.
Entrepreneurship is a "digital institute" designed to help people acquire computer skills to fill gaps in high-paying technology roles. Wozniak, admired for his affability, said Woz U was created to make technology less intimidating .
Often people are afraid to choose a career based on technology because they think they can not do it, " he said in a statement. I know they can, and I want to show them how ."
Many economists predict that robotics and artificial intelligence are poised to replace much labor, particularly those who do it in low-skilled jobs. Without proper training, these predictions suggest that millions of employees could lose their jobs .
Woz U was launched in an effort to give people relevant skills. As technology becomes even more of a dominant presence in the global economy, the technology sector will need more people to fill new roles . According to Wozniak , there is a way to do it without accumulating thousands of dollars in college loans.
Our goal is to educate and empower people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt, " he said in a statement.
Woz U is the first coding school designed to make the experienced technology novice engineers. Udacity , for example, was founded in 2012 and has more than 1.5 million users. Around the world, there are dozens more bootcamps with a similar mission. Critics, however, have said that the technology industry rarely hires the bootcamp graduate about the person with the four-year degree, arguing that the skills they earn still tend to fall short in the workplace .
Woz U wants to separate through its various divisions. The main one is the collection of online classes that people can sign up to learn the basics of computer support and software development. Over time, the curriculum will be expanded to include data scientists and cybersecurity experts . Woz U will also focus on getting students ready for the career by helping them with their curricula, practicing coding and building their portfolios.
In addition, Woz U will seek to enter schools to encourage elementary children to pursue science, technology, engineering, arts and math; build an accelerator program to " develop elite technological talent "; and will work with companies to recruit and train new talent on the site , through the Woz U programs.
Over the next few years, Woz U will set up 30 locations around the US. to expand their digital institute in the physical world. The company said it will announce specific locations within the next two months . For example, the acceleration school will be in Arizona.
Woz U was unable to disclose the exact costs for the students, but a spokesman said that " most tuition would vary according to the student's program or the needs for retraining ." The flexible approach comes from Wozniak's belief that technology should be available to everyone , starting with Apple's first computers, which its co-founder Steve Jobs believed should be sold, not given.
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