What you need to know
- Apple is launching its first US Developer Academy in Detroit later this year.
- It will offer a curriculum for Black entrepreneurs, creators, and coders in partnership with Michigan State University.
- The course is now accepting applications for both students and mentors.
Apple's Developer Academy in Detroit is accepting applications for both students and mentors for its program, which will begin on October 4, 2021.
Apple announced the move in January as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. From the release:
Applications are now open for students and mentors for the one-year program. Students 18 or over can sign up to learn about the Apple ecosystem, coding, design, entrepreneurship, and professional skills. There is also a month-long program for people curious about the possibility of the career path.
You can apply at Michigan State University's website, from the posting:
There are no prerequisites to the program and it is totally free, with equipment provided to students. The application requires uploading a brief video, submissions must be made by June 30.
The program is also looking for mentors in Business and Marketing, Design, and Coding:
According to the listings, the year-long program will begin on October 4, 2021, and run until August 2 next year. Students will attend for 20 hours a week Monday-Friday in either the morning or the afternoon.
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