Apple opens Developer Academy in Detroit, creating new opportunities for careers in the iOS app economy

October 7, 2021 - Apple Newsroom

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Apple Developer Academy participants learn the fundamentals of coding and the full suite of skills to thrive in the iOS app economy — which supports more than 2.1 million jobs across the US.

Apple welcomed the inaugural class of developers and entrepreneurs to its Apple Developer Academy in Detroit this week. The academy, which is Apple’s first in the US, will help prepare its students for jobs in the thriving iOS app economy. In addition to the fundamentals of coding, academy participants will learn design, marketing, project management, and more — with an emphasis on inclusivity and making a positive impact in their communities. Launched in collaboration with Michigan State University, the academy is part of Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, an effort to address systemic racism and expand opportunities for communities of color across the country.

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