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13 November, 2018
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Scottsdale-based education as a service company aligns with talent solutions giant to train and upskill professionals for lasting careers in the technology industry

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Woz U, Steve Wozniak’s education as a service company that transforms how individuals are educated with personalized, tech-based career training, announced today a pilot program with CareerCircle, a company funded by Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions. CareerCircle takes a candidate-first approach to connecting talent with partners that can enable their skills growth and access to new career opportunities. Woz U’s Full-Stack Web Development, Cyber Security and Data Science programs will be offered to talent in Baltimore, Chicago, Boston and Charlotte through immersive, instructor-led and self-paced online courses at CareerCircle.com. Plans for a full rollout, with additional courses and more skill sets, are set for later in 2019.

Aimed at solving the skills gap problem, the partners are developing new ways to create talent on a micro and macro level. Users can enroll immediately to access Woz U’s educational content and delivery system for tech-based career training courses, as well as navigate the digital career experience by aligning their career goals with CareerSkilling™, mentoring and coaching opportunities.

“Allegis Group is renowned for delivering people-powered solutions to advance business success and solve nearly every workforce challenge,” said Chris Coleman, president of Woz U. “We are aligning with their CareerCircle program to support the professional development of individuals for positions that are in-demand and are the future workforce in the technology industry. Woz U’s career training courses will enhance job seekers’ knowledge so they can become stronger candidates for tech-based positions.”

Technology employers will be able to tap newly qualified and adaptable professionals who complete coursework in the online educational setting. As an additional benefit, the growth of the workforce will continue to rise through the partnership by granting individuals the opportunity to build their tech-based proficiency in areas sought-after by businesses.

“The number of available jobs continues to exceed the number of job seekers in the United States,” says Neil Bryson, Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation at Allegis Group. “Such conditions, coupled with demographic shifts reshaping the makeup of the workforce, non-traditional work models gaining prominence, and demands for emerging skills creating a talent shortage, make this the perfect time to partner with an innovative leader such as Woz U. Collectively, we’ll be able to lead workers to the right opportunities and give them skills that are in-demand so they can secure technology careers they may have previously only dreamed about. While information technology is a natural starting point, we will expand our CareerSkilling™ initiatives into non-IT skill sets, like health care, quickly to help support the demand for new talent in the gig economy.”

The focus of the pilot program is to ensure an optimal user experience, validate the proper value metrics and identify opportunities to expand course offerings based on known demands for specific skills. Course offerings are open to workers in North America.

For more information about Woz U, visit woz-u.com.

For more information about Allegis Group, visit allegisgroup.com.

About Woz U 
Steve Wozniak’s Woz U transforms how individuals are educated with personalized, tech-based career training. Woz U’s modernized approach to career education empowers learners to achieve the professional development skills needed to enter or transition into high-demand positions within the technology industry. Woz U operates entities to transform the way innovators of tomorrow are educated. Through Woz U’s Education as a Service (EaaS) model, Woz U provides a variety of services, and a proprietary online educational delivery system with customized technology courses enabling the company’s educational partners to quickly empower their students to become workforce ready. In addition, Woz U provides its business partners with an agile system to upskill their teams and augment their learning and development offerings, giving their employees access to top quality courses. Through Woz U’s Arizona approved school, Woz U works with students to close the technology skills gap and graduate with less debt. Woz U graduates receive access to Woz for Life, a lifetime resource to remain current on the latest course offerings to advance their technology education along their career pathway. With this innovative approach, Woz U enriches technology-based education initiatives. Learn more at woz-u.com.

About Allegis Group
As the global leader in talent solutions, we take pride in what we do, connecting great people to great opportunities, helping businesses win and careers soar. Today, with $12.3 billion in revenues and 500+ global locations, Allegis Group and its network of specialized companies provide a full suite of complementary talent solutions that solves nearly every workforce challenge to empower business success while consistently delivering an unsurpassed quality experience. Our companies include AerotekTEKsystemsAston CarterAllegis Global SolutionsMajor, Lindsey & AfricaAllegis PartnersMarketSourceEASiThe Stamford Group; and Getting Hired. Learn more at www.AllegisGroup.com.

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

LEWIS for Allegis Group
Joseph Rigoli
allegis@teamlewis.com
781-418-2400

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