Woz Event 2017

Steve Wozniak wants to revolutionize tech education, starting in Arizona

Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak announced Thursday, October 12th, 2017 the launch of a digital institute that aims to reprogram tech education and to inspire the next generation of innovators.

And he wants to do it in Arizona. It will be called Woz U.

The icon of innovation who helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products now wants to revamp the education process and address the skill gap for high-paying technology jobs across the country.

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

Thursday’s event was hosted by DesTechAZ and AZ Tech Summit.

 

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Conversation with Innovative Visionaries

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak

Apple Co-Founder

Sean C. Higgins

Sean C. Higgins

VP Professional Services and Co-Founder of Herjavec

Jack R. Selby

Jack R. Selby

Managing Director at Thiel Capital

Eric Crown

Eric Crown

Chairman Emeritus of Insight

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Primetime Television Host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett

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