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The Art Institutes to Offer Technology Curriculum in Partnership With Woz U

The Art Institutes’ Woz U Academy is designed to quickly and effectively prepare students for high-growth, high-demand technology professions using an immersive and personalized approach to education

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AUSTIN, Texas, March 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Art Institutes system of schools (Ai) and technology-based education start-up, Woz U, today announced a new partnership that serves as the intersection of technology and creativity in education. The partnership is being celebrated at the SXSW South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals, the annual conference celebrating the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

“For more than 80 years, The Art Institutes have served as an important source for design, culinary, fashion and media arts professionals,” said Claude Brown, president of the non-profit Art Institutes system of schools. “Traditionally, our programs focused on the intersection of technology and creativity. With careers combining creativity and technology growing in demand, we are excited to meet the need for qualified technology professionals with The Art Institutes’ Woz U Academy.”

The Art Institutes’ Woz U Academy is designed to change the way technology education is delivered. Through this partnership, The Art Institutes will provide Woz U’s tech-based curriculum in immersive “boot camp” formats that enable students to learn the skills required to enter a technology-based career in a short amount of time. They are launching with the software developer program at select Art Institutes schools starting in June 2018 with additional programs and locations to be rolled out later this year.

The modular curriculum model is a new, personalized approach to teaching. This format prepares students to enter high-growth, high-demand technology professions quickly by customizing their learning to the technologies in demand in their city.

“Our Education as a Service model at Woz U educates students with a personalized and accelerated learning environment to begin a career in the tech industry,” said Chris Coleman, president of Woz U. “We are excited to partner with The Art Institutes to help them deliver quality technology curriculum for their students.”

For more information about The Art Institutes’ Woz U Academy, visit www.woz-u.com/ai.

About The Art Institutes:
The Art Institutes is a system of non-profit schools through the United States. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Some institutions in The Art Institutes system are campuses of Argosy University. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 1500 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 © 2018. The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

The Art Institutes’ Woz U Academy courses are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into any program offered at The Art Institutes.

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

Media Contacts
Anne Dean
The Art Institutes
adean@aii.edu
(714) 267-7667

Richard Krueger
TallGrass Public Relations for Woz U
richard.krueger@tallgrasspr.com
(908) 420-0512