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Technology-based education start-up Woz U, announced today a partnership with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), one of only 32 polytechnic universities in the United States. The partnership will enable NJIT to offer Woz U’s refined Cyber Security and Software Developer programs to companies so they can upskill their workforces and remain up-to-date with the latest computer programs, practices and procedures.

NJIT President Dr. Joel S. Bloom said of the partnership, “During the early 1980s, NJIT became one of the first public research universities to embrace economic development as core to its mission. Since then, we have been at the forefront of partnership with industry, collaborating with IBM, Panasonic, Hackensack Meridian, and countless other firms of all sizes. Our agreement with Woz U will expand our capabilities in the area of workforce development within the critical sector of cybersecurity.”

The agreement brings software and cyber security training to corporations with online courses that provide a mentored, immersive and project-based experience. The partnership emboldens NJIT to directly address the challenges companies face to remain current in the latest technology advances. NJIT now can facilitate tailored programs with Woz U’s curricula to equip individuals with the resources needed to prepare for innovative technology initiatives at their company. The collaboration will prepare company’s staffers to grow into technology leaders in their organization and cultivate a more in-depth, tech-minded workforce as businesses enter the next era of computing.

“The partnership with NJIT enables the university to elevate the knowledge of workers on the latest computer-based programs as the tech sector constantly evolves,” said Chris Coleman, president of Woz U. “Our Education as a Service model empowers us to customize the curriculum NJIT offers companies with educational programs that advance the computer skills of staff members that align with the direction of the business.”

The association between Woz U and NJIT brings software and cyber security training to incumbent and future members of organizations with proven online courses to add a wealth of expertise internally in those tech categories. The Cyber Security and Software Developer programs are designed to enrich and expand the technology programs offered by companies to employees. The Cyber Security course covers areas including: security foundations, network defense, cryptography and access management, web application security and project management. While, the Software Developer course will cover web technologies such as: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, RESTful Services with Java, C#, JavaScript or Ruby, relational and NoSQL databases. The program also focuses on instructing individuals on topics including: front-end frameworks with Angular or React, responsive design, cloud deployment, agile project management and web application security concepts.

“NJIT is committed to provide sustainable, thought invoking programs with Woz U. Software development and cyber security acumen is vital as companies continue to expand their workforce in the technology-dependent economy,” says Dr. Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president, Continuing Professional Education of NJIT. “Our partnership with Woz U emphasizes the importance for business to formulate an offering that encourages their personnel to expand their knowledge and remain current with the newest advancements in the tech industry.”

Enrollment in the first Cyber Security and Software Developer program commences in July 2018.

For more information about Woz U’s NJIT technology training programs, visit http://continuing.njit.edu/woz-u.

About Woz U:

Apple Computer co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, known for changing the world with the invention of the personal computer, now wants to revolutionize how individuals are educated, trained and prepared for technology careers with Woz U. Woz U’s Education as a Service (EaaS) curriculum model is a new personalized approach to technology education designed to get students into the workforce faster and with less debt. Offering both online and campus-based programs, Woz U provides lifelong educational resources for students with all levels of experience. Woz U also has training initiatives that support businesses and K-12 schools. Learn more at www.woz-u.com.  

One of only 32 polytechnic universities in the United States, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares undergraduate and graduate students and professionals to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey, conducts approximately $140 million in research activity each year, and is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT is ranked #1 nationally by Forbes for the upward economic mobility of its lowest-income students and is among the top 2 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.