Woz U, started by Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, announced a pilot program with CareerCircle, a company funded by the Hanover-based Allegis Group.

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, cybersecurity 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.

Aimed at solving the industry’s skills gap problem, the partners are developing new ways to create talent on a micro and macro level. Users can immediately access Woz U’s content and delivery system for career training courses as well as align their career goals with CareerSkilling, mentoring and coaching opportunities. Plans for a full rollout, with additional courses and more skill sets, are set for later in 2019.

“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. “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.”