Drake State will be a community center for coding and app development training

December 07, 2020

Today, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Drake State Community & Technical College announced it will become a community center for Coding and Creativity as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2 initiative designed to bring coding and creativity experiences to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their communities.

“This initiative fits perfectly with Drake State’s efforts to not only provide outstanding education for students but to be an educational asset and community partner in Madison County,” said Dr. Patricia Sims, President of Drake State. “With the resources this designation brings, we’re able to bring new career training to our community, which has robust job opportunities in this field.”

Faculty leaders from Drake State will participate in Apple’s ongoing Community Education Initiative Learning Series to learn about coding and app development. As part of that ongoing professional development, educators will explore innovative ways to engage with learners using Apple’s comprehensive curriculum, which utilizes its easy-to-learn Swift programming language.

As part of its Community Education Initiative, Apple is supporting Drake State with equipment and professional development to help the college become the pre-eminent HBCU C2 community center to bring coding and creativity to Huntsville and Madison County.