NJIT teams up with tech-based education startup

By Emily Bader
Newark | May 30, 2018 at 11:25 am

Technology-based education startup Woz U announced Wednesday it has partnered with New Jersey Institute of Technology, one of only 32 polytechnic universities in the nation.

The partnership will allow NJIT to offer Woz U’s cybersecurity and software developer programs to companies so they can upskill their workforce and remain up-to-date on the latest computer technologies.

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,” said NJIT President Joel Bloom.

The agreement will provide training to corporations through online courses, Woz U said.

“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 cybersecurity course will cover areas including security foundations, network defense, cryptography and access management, web application security, and project management. The software developer course will cover web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, RESTful Services with Java, C#, JavaScript or Ruby, and relational and NoSQL databases. The program also will focuses on front-end 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,” said 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 into the program will begin in July.

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader