Apple’s “Everyone Can Code” materials are now being used in over 4,000 U.S. schools, including 80 community colleges. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the numbers in introductory remarks before Wednesday’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting in Washington, D.C.
“And so we’ve done a curriculum now, and provided it to all schools in the U.S. 4,000 have picked it up. Now we have a lot further to go because there’s a lot more than 4,000 schools in America, but that is a start,” Tim Cook said, after being introduced by President Trump. “We’ve also done that with 80 community colleges. And we’re really proud of that, particularly with the work that we’re doing in Austin, and providing coding education there.
The Everyone Can Code initiative was launched in 2016 as a training program for Apple’s Swift programming language. App Development with Swift works to provide students with the skills they’ll need for high demand and high skills jobs.
The Cupertino firm will release a free AP Computer Science Principles course syllabus and curriculum in the next school year, offering high school students the opportunity to earn Advanced Placement credit for learning App Development with Swift.
Students can also earn a Swift studies certification. App Development with Swift Level 1 certification exams are offered through Certified Authorized Testing Centers.