Apple and the city of Chicago are expanding opportunities for kids in the city’s school system to learn coding
— Apple Education (@AppleEDU) December 12, 2017
Students in the program will learn to code in Swift, Apple’s programming language.
“At Apple we believe coding is an essential skill, so we’ve designed Everyone Can Code to give everyone the power to learn, write and teach coding,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement from the company.
Apple rolled out the Everyone Can Code program last year, and about 100 school systems around the world used it in 2016.
In Chicago, the program will start this spring, and will be a collaboration with the Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago. As part of the program, Chicago area businesses are being recruited to offer internships to high school and college students who have completed the program.
Some public schools in the city will also be offering Swift Coding Clubs to extend coding education to after-school programs.