Apple Developer Academy in Detroit is the company’s first academy in the United States which is scheduled to open in October. Michigan residents, 18 years or older, will be eligible to apply for a spot at the newly redesigned institute in downtown Detroit.
The academy is Cupertino tech giant’s educational initiative to provide app development and entrepreneurial training to students from around the globe, so they can use the skills to start their own businesses, create apps, and more. With more than a dozen academies in Brazil, Indonesia, and Italy. Apple has expanded the program in two more locations: Korea and Detroit, Michigan.
The new academy is part of Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. In January, the company pledged $100 million to Racial Equity and Justice Initiative to fight systemic racism in the United States by “building first-of-its-kind global innovation and learning hub for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, an Apple Developer Academy in Detriot, and venture capital funding for black and brown entrepreneurs.”
Apply to Apple Developer Academy in Detroit
Starting now, students 18 years and older, in Michigan can apply at developeracademy.msu.edu/students. They do not require any prior coding experience to apply.
Students will be offered two training program at the academy:
- 30-day foundations courses that cover specific topic areas, including an introductory course for those considering app development as a career path.
- More intensive 10- to 12-month academy program that dives deeper into coding and professional skills.
The program is designed to teach students core coding and entrepreneurial skills.
“Academy participants learn the fundamentals of coding as well as core professional competencies, design, and marketing, ensuring graduates have the full suite of skills needed to contribute to their local business communities. The curriculum also incorporates Apple’s values throughout the coursework, encouraging students to design inclusively and make a positive impact in the world.”- Apple