Member News — New Jersey Institute of Technology Partners with Woz U
May 31st, 2018
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.”
“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.