As technology becomes increasingly vital, the Middle East is racing to grow this sector within its societies in order to underline the significance of adapting to new technologies and markets. Is this, however, solely a male-dominated industry? The obvious response is no, because women are an important component of this sector, and Saudi Arabia’s objective is to empower women. The Kingdom’s growing interest is becoming a development instrument, with its 2030 vision aiming to establish an integrated society in which both genders play equal and crucial roles in all areas.
Therefore, Apple has opened its first Middle East-based Apple Developer Academy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This academy is the first of its kind in the region, and it intends to provide opportunities for Saudi women to build and program apps, as well as lay the framework for future jobs.
According to Khaleej Times, Apple Vice-President of Education and Enterprise Marketing Susan Prescott expressed her delight at meeting and welcoming the first class of female developers to the Apple Developer Academy at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.
She emphasized Apple’s commitment to ensuring that everyone has the tools and resources they need to succeed in the app economy and be a part of this revolutionizing transformation. This is an academy that is proud to be assisting these women in becoming leaders for new career and entrepreneurship opportunities through the use of technology and innovation.
Students will get the opportunity to learn design, marketing, project management, and entrepreneurship from female mentors. Additionally, female students may come from all around the Kingdom, as well as from other countries too.
This is a significant step forward for Saudi Arabia, as more women gain expertise and proficiency in the digital and app development business, which is rapidly expanding not only in the Middle East but also around the world!