Last January Apple announced the arrival of the first academy for iOS app developers in Europe, to be installed in the city of Naples in collaboration with the University of Naples Federico II.
The training program lasts 9 months, in which the first semester will focus on the development software for iOS while the last three months will be focused on creation and management of startups and to the design of the applications.
Luca Maestri, Apple's CFO, has confirmed the company's interest in new European talents in the technology and development sector expressing the company's enthusiasm for the collaboration with the Italian entity.
We are very happy for the collaboration with the University of Naples Federico II to launch the first iOS development academy in Europe. Some of the most creative developers come from Europe and we are confident that this center will help the next generation to acquire the skills necessary to be successful.
The developer academy is poised to create new opportunities for students and developers from all over Europe. The program is free and the University has proposed limited scholarships that will cover living expenses for students who request them and who meet the established requirements and possible agreements for teachers and developers.
The first course at the new developer academy in Naples will start on next October. Interested students must pass a quiz and proof of Italian or English and, subsequently, a personal interview. It is not an essential requirement to have training or experience in technology or communication.
More than 200 students They will be in charge of opening the way in this first European academy that hopes to exceed the number of interested parties each year. Apple has already planned to take this initiative to countries such as Brazil and Indonesia to continue boosting iOS development worldwide.
If you are interested in joining the Naples developer academy, at this link to the website of the University of Naples Federico II you can find all the information about the process and the program.