Apple Developer Academy expands to Detroit and Korea with two programs

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What you need to know

  • Apple has expanded its Developer Academy to two new locations in Detroit and Korea.
  • Courses running one month and one year are available.

Apple today announced (opens in new tab) that it is opening new developer academies in Detroit and Korea. The move to Michigan will be the first time such an academy has landed on United States soil.

Apple says that there are two different courses available to those looking to learn about developing for Apple's ecosystem – one runs for 30 days while another can run up to 12 months with the latter going deeper into "coding and professional skills."

The first Apple Developer Academy opened in Brazil in 2013, with the goal of providing the tools and training for aspiring entrepreneurs, developers, and designers to find and create jobs in the thriving iOS app economy. Since then, the company has opened more than a dozen academies across the world with two more on the way: one in Korea, and one in Detroit, Michigan, the first-ever US location.The program has empowered students around the world with app development and entrepreneurial training, many of whom have gone on to start their own businesses, create and sell apps on the App Store, and give back to their communities. With the expansion plans underway, thousands more students worldwide will now have access to these opportunities each year.

The two new sites will join "more than a dozen other sites in Brazil, Indonesia, and Italy," Apple pointed out in its press release.

Anyone keen to join one of the academies can apply online and Apple even outlines what it wants from applicants during the process, too.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.