Officials from Steve Wozniak’s Education-as-a-Service company, Woz U, appeared Thursday before the Arizona Board of Postsecondary Education to end its direct training program and fully devote its efforts to strengthening its curricula and Online Program Management platform for its partners. The procedural meeting to temporarily renew its state license enables the remaining individuals enrolled in Woz U’s previous direct training programs to graduate. Woz U will relinquish its Arizona license on May 1, 2020. The fundamental business decision allows Woz U to devote more resources to helping current and future partners augment their technology training.

“For the past year, we have redirected efforts to closing the technology skills gap by increasing our partnerships with businesses and higher education institutions,” said Jacob Mayhew, CEO of Woz U. “We are proud of our new Powered by Woz U partners like Belhaven University and TranZed. With Woz U’s content and training methodology, these partnership programs will help close the tech skills gap and develop the innovators of tomorrow.”

Woz U was created to fulfill Steve Wozniak’s vision of disrupting traditional methods of educating individuals for tech-based careers. Going forward, Woz U will continue to evolve and innovate, continuously curating and updating content to become the global standard for tech education, while adhering to the highest education and business standards.