Europe is embracing Apple’s ‘Everyone can code’ scheme. In total 70 colleges and universities have adopted the initiative across the continent. Designed to offer coding classes to those in higher education, the program was designed by Apple to help everyone learn to build mobile apps..
Education institutions in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland and Portugal all currently offer App Development with Swift to prepare their students for future careers in app development.
In the UK, Harlow College is set to offer App Development with Swift to its 3,000 students - including adults seeking to regain employment - in order to teach them coding skills and prepare them for app development careers. “At Harlow College, we recognise that learning to code will help students prepare for a technological future. It develops their approach to problem solving, logic and reasoning, as well as reinforcing key mathematical skills,” said Karen Spencer, Principal of Harlow College. “Everyone Can Code demonstrates how any student can code by providing a unique and innovative environment for learning.”
Elsewhere, the Chair for Applied Software Engineering at the Technical University of Munich in Germany focuses on using Swift and ARKit to teach hands-on software engineering and entrepreneurial business skills to its students. Mercantec Vocational College offers its 3,000 students the opportunity to learn coding before moving on to a career with a local business. And Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in the Netherlands attracts a range of students both looking for undergraduate degrees and also short vocational courses.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said that he hopes the scheme to grow. “Coding is an essential skill for today’s workforce, and through Everyone Can Code, we’re giving people around the world the power to learn, write and teach coding,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Since launching Everyone Can Code two years ago, we’ve seen growing excitement for the initiative from schools around the world, who are increasingly incorporating the curriculum into their classrooms."