Steve Wozniak, the cofounder of Apple, launched a new digital institute Friday that may revolutionize the way people learn tech skills.
The start-up, Woz U, offers personalized educational programs for people looking to get started in the tech industry. Wozniak hopes that the move will open up high-paying tech opportunities — traditionally limited to four-year degree holders — to a wider range of Americans.
"Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt," Wozniak told BusinessWire.
Woz U also aims to partner with K-12 schools to foster tech talent from a young age. An educational accelerator program will look to place young students with established companies to give hands-on experience.
It's not yet clear how much Woz U classes will cost, and how that cost will compare to a four-year college degree.