Miami Dade College Launches Miami Codes to Increase Diversity in Talent Pipeline with Support from Apple

The new project will deliver tuition support and resources for underrepresented students to learn app development with Apple’s Swift programming language 

Miami, Oct. 4, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will implement Miami Codes, a project to increase the number of underrepresented students with app development skills for iOS, with support from Apple. Through its Community Education Initiative, Apple will cover train-the-trainer expenses and tuition, fees, certification, and transportation costs that will allow students to concentrate on their education without the burden of financial hardships. In addition, Apple is providing its hardware and technology for implementation of the app development with Swift courses at MDC.

“Miami Dade College is committed to offering training in the most in-demand fields for all,” said MDC Vice President of Innovation and Tech Partnerships Antonio Delgado. “This partnership with Apple allows us to provide our local community with new pathways to employment in high-paying jobs.”

Miami Codes will implement multiple pathways to expose, teach and certify students in app development with Swift at no cost. The academic offerings will include three options:

  1. Swift curriculum content from Apple will be integrated into the iOS app development courses currently part of MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology’s Mobile App Development degree. Tuition, fees and certification cost for the courses will be covered for Miami-Dade County residents.
  2. Summer camp for high school students to explore iOS app development using Apple’s Swift Playgrounds and its Everyone Can Create guide, designed to ignite creativity and collaboration in coding.
  3. Upskilling courses through MDC’s School of Continuing Education for underrepresented minorities looking to become Swift programmers. Participants in the four-month course will be able to create iOS apps that adhere to standard practices.

All participants who complete the available courses and training will be able to showcase their apps to local employers as a pathway to employment.

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Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution in the nation. There are 167 nations and 63 languages represented in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including associate and baccalaureate degrees, career certificates and apprenticeships. Baccalaureate degree offerings include biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others.  MDC is the recipient of many top national awards including the Aspen Prize. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high quality-teaching and learning experiences.  It is the home of the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, the Cloud Computing Center, the Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, the School for Advanced Studies, and the New World School of the Arts, to name a few of its most innovative programs.  MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the program’s inceptionThe College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion annually to the local economy, and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is the home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, the Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, Live Arts Miami at MDC, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Museum of Art and Design, a sculpture park and a large campus art gallery and theater system.  MDC has admitted more than 2.5 million students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. Approximately 120,000 students are currently enrolled. For more information, visit