Apple yesterday announced expanded coding initiatives in Singapore and Indonesia.
The company’s App Development with Swift curriculum is now available at The Singapore University of Technology and Design as a new course for working adults aiming to learn new skills for fundamental app design and development.
Moreover, RMIT Online has expanded its iOS App Development with Swift course to Singapore so local mid-career professionals can learn to code, too.
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives:
At Apple, we believe education is one of the most powerful tools we have to make the world a better place. We’re thrilled that students of all ages in Singapore will now be able to tap into the language of coding, gaining the skills they need to grow and succeed in the app economy and beyond.
Pathlight School, the country’s first autism-focused school, will offer a Swift Accelerator program for its secondary students aged 13-18, who will now have access to the iPhone maker’s 144-hour Swift Accelerator program conducted by certified trainers.
In Indonesia, Apple’s Developer Academy in Jakarta saw the first graduation of students. More importantly, the Cupertino tech giant has opened its second such facility in Surabaya while the Jakarta Academy has expanded from 75 to 200 students.