With WWDC just around the corner, Apple has launched a new app development curriculum for high school and community college students. It is designed for students who want to pursue a career in app development.
Designed by Apple’s own engineers and educators, the course is a year long focuses on app development using Swift (the open source programming language Apple created).
“We’ve seen firsthand the impact that coding has on individuals and the US economy as a whole. The app economy and software development are among the fastest-growing job sectors in America and we’re thrilled to be providing educators and students with the tools to learn coding,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Community colleges play a critical role in helping students achieve their dreams, and we hope these courses will open doors for people of all ages and backgrounds to pursue what they love.”
At launch, the course will be available to students at a small number of colleges in the US. The move will open up opportunities for many young app developers to learn a number of important skills.