Apple has now officially opened its Developer Academy in Detroit. The campus was announced earlier this year as part of its Racial Equity and Justice initiative.
The company has been able to collaborate with the Michigan State University (MSU) where it welcomed its very first 100 students who are aged between 18 and 60 for a 10-month “comprehensive app development and entrepreneurial training” program, Apple wrote in a newsroom post.
The learning space is located in the First National Building in downtown Detroit and enrollment is totally free of charge.
Apple also made it known that enrollees don’t need to have previous coding experience. “Students in this year’s class bring a breadth of personal, professional, and academic experience to the program,” it said.
The academy tenure will run two courses with the first 30-day being an introductory program afterwards, students will learn how to build an iOS app and other important fields such as design and marketing.
Technically, it actually opened a bit earlier this fall for a four-week basic coding course run for a “smaller cohort of community partners,” Apple said. The academy expects roughly 1,000 people to complete the courses annually.