Thread regarding Education Management Corporation layoffs

Wait, Woz U is already defunct?

Is this true?

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Such a joke. They never hired any replacements of lost staff but they had the opportunity for the Woz U Coordinator on the H1 connect. How sleazy. Don’t hire for Career Services or Financial Aid but post this baloney. Brett.. I hope you go down praying because my God would see what a fake you are.

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https://www.republicreport.org/2018/inside-a-for-profit-college-conversion-lucrative-ties-troubling-actions/

The once for-profit Art Institutes are now run by the non-profit, faith-based Dream Center. But they’re connected to the new Woz U and a web of for-profit companies — raising questions of conflict of interest and legal compliance.

On the phone, Brent Richardson, the CEO and co-chairman of the new non-profit Dream Center Education Holdings LLC (DCEH), seemed to be losing patience.

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Woz U has two courses for students: “software developer” and “computer support specialist.” The former’s title is misleading; it’s a “full-stack” web developer course, which tours you through front- and back-end frameworks and languages as well as cloud disciplines. The latter “will prepare you to provide technical assistance, support and give advice to computer users by troubleshooting software and hardware problems.” Yes, it’s literally a course for help-desk staffers.

Online-only and video-based, the Woz U programs offer (in its words) “the fastest, most direct path to tech-based careers that are most in demand by business and government.” It’s a nearly impossible claim to prove, especially when the titles of the curriculum paint with such broad strokes. Had ‘software developer’ been titled appropriately – something like ‘web developer’ – it would be easier to identify how in-demand it really is.

https://insights.dice.com/2017/10/17/new-woz-u-platform-degree-certification/

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Post ID: @TqtCmuD-1fcx

This program is not a new product developed by Woz and team. It appears to be a licensing gimmick with http://www.scitexas.edu/ which, no one here would be up-voting and signing up for a software dev course from that website.

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