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  1. —RMIT and Apple, the first collaboration of its kind in AustraliaProfessor John Thangarajah, Associate Dean, Computer Science and Software Engineering

  2. Partnership with Apple • Australian-first collaboration with Apple to deliver App development with Swift curriculum • Provide opportunities to students that want to join the booming app economy • Equipping students in Australia with the skills to carry them into the growing app economy

  3. Growing App economy • The growing app economy is an important source of employment contributing to economic growth in Australia, currently with an estimated 113,000 jobs. [Mandel & Long (2017), “The Rise of the Australian App Economy] • Demand for digital skills in Australia continues to expand and by 2022, the nation will need an extra 81,000 specialist tech workers. The broader Information Communication Technology (ICT) workforce will increase by 236,700 jobs. [Deloitte Access Economics (2017), report for the Australian Computer Society, “Australia’s Digital Pulse”]

  4. What is Swift? • Swift is an innovative programming language created by Apple for building everything from mobile apps to desktop software to services in the cloud.

  5. Summer School Program • Next generation of coders being developed at RMIT through free summer program • High school students get the chance to build a prototype app in just four days

  6. What’s next… • Suite of new online and face-to-face RMIT courses, based on Apple’s App Development with Swift curriculum • Hope to run Winter School Program