Apple Brings Application Development Career Pathway Event to Delgado Students

February 02, 2023

On Wednesday, February 1, Apple and ACT | The App Association, along with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, hosted “Coding a Career,” an event at Delgado Community College featuring local developers and entrepreneurs discussing how they turned their coding skills into a career. The event featured informational sessions where students gained first-hand, practical advice on how to enter into the tech workforce. 

“The Greater New Orleans area has a rich community of entrepreneurs and learners looking to break into the most cutting-edge careers like information technology and coding,” said Dr. Arlanda Williams, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development at Delgado Community College. “Receiving that first-hand advice, such as how access to funding or where to find talent, is crucial to taking that first big step.”

In addition to networking and hearing tips from local professional developers, attendees received hands-on experience with Swift, a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by the pros to build today's most popular apps.

"Delgado is looking forward to our continued partnership with ACT to make certain that students in our region explore opportunities in coding," said Williams.

The group plans to bring the “Coding a Career” event to north Louisiana on March 1 at Bossier Parish Community College. 

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) is committed to providing each student access to quality educational programs and lifelong learning— improving the lives and livelihoods of more than 150,000 students collectively. 

Delgado Community College celebrated 100 years of service to the New Orleans region in 2021-2022. The oldest and largest community college in Louisiana, Delgado offers students the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the New Orleans region. Additionally, Delgado has articulation agreements with most of the state’s four-year colleges and universities that allow students to transfer their Delgado credits to bachelor’s degree programs. As well as offering degrees and transferable college credits, Delgado provides diplomas and certificates in many professional and technical areas. Workforce development is a priority at Delgado, hence the college’s well-known motto: “Education that works!”

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Panelists discussing coding career pathways with students at Delgado Community College on Feb. 1, 2023. Photo by Todd Taylor, Delgado Communications and Marketing