New model for education in STEM?
I love the idea behind this type of program. Not only does it move away from the traditional learning model that we've all gotten used to when it comes to universities and college, but it puts an emphasis on getting experience working with the technology at the same time. Not only does it let students really get a feel for the field, but it also gives them something to show for their education.
If that wasn't good enough, having a model where tuition is free, and is rather paid through a payback model once the student enters the workforce. A great idea, as it makes it easier to get into these types of programs from a financial standpoint, and removes the worry about having a huge bill without employment lined up.
I hope to see more of these types of education models set up in other countries to help drive accessibility to STEM programs, and help reduce the anticipated gap in qualified workforces in the next decade.