This expansion offers students the opportunity to learn app development using Apple’s Swift programming language across three MDC campuses.
Miami, September 7, 2023 – Following the successful implementation of Miami Codes during the 2022-2023 academic year, Miami Dade College (MDC) is expanding the program this fall semester to increase the number of underrepresented students with iOS app development skills to three additional MDC campuses.
Miami Codes is supported by Apple through the Community Education Initiative. The company covers the tuition and certification costs of app development credits, non-credit, and summer camp courses that enable high school students, college students, and working professionals to learn the Swift programming language for free.
“We are excited to continue working with Apple to provide our local community with new avenues of employment in high-paying jobs,” said MDC President Madeline Pumariega. “This partnership exemplifies MDC’s commitment to innovating and training the workforce of tomorrow, while nurturing the talent needs of a global economy.”
Participants who complete the available courses and training can demo their apps at a local Apple Store and sign up for paid internships at local companies. They also receive workshops on employability and entrepreneurship provided by MDC Works and Idea Center at MDC.
Miami Codes will implement multiple pathways to introduce, teach and certify students in app development with Swift free. As part of the expansion, MDC will offer the program on three different campuses: West, Kendall, and North campuses. The academic offer includes three options:
- iOS app development courses from the Mobile App Development degree from MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology. Tuition, fees and certification fees for the courses are reimbursed for residents of Miami-Dade County.
- Continuing education courses through MDC’s School of Continuing Education & Professional Development for underrepresented individuals interested in learning Swift.
- Summer camp for high school students to explore iOS app development using Apple’s Swift Playgrounds and Anyone Can Create guide, designed to encourage creativity and collaboration in coding.
To apply, fill this in Interest form.
Read more about the Miami Codes project at https://www.mdc.edu/entec/grants/apple.aspx.
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