Apple on Thursday announced it’s opening its second-ever iOS App Development Center, where it can train and teach students how to build iOS applications for iPhones and iPads.
This new iOS App Development Center will be located at a partner institution in Naples, Italy. Apple had previously built the first iOS App Development Center in Brazil.
But on Thursday, Apple announced plans “to expand this program to other countries around the world.”
For these iOS Development Centers to work, Apple will lean on local partners to help build the curriculum and offer more opportunities for students to learn how to build iOS apps.
Apple says developers in Europe have earned over $10.2 billion from selling their apps through the App Store. And in addition to the 1.2 million jobs attributable to the community of app developers, over 75,000 of those jobs are in Italy alone.
“Europe is home to some of the most creative developers in the world and we’re thrilled to be helping the next generation of entrepreneurs in Italy get the skills they need for success,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.