Apple recently said that through the community education program with more than 150 partners, it provide new learning opportunities in more than 600 communities, providing programming, creativity, and career opportunities. A few weeks ago, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) welcomed more than 300 elementary and middle school students from across Los Angeles for a "STEAM Max" experience in the labs of the Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE). This event offers participants from different backgrounds the opportunity to learn new technological skills, including app design. That same week, the university also opened after-school coding clubs at six elementary and middle schools and began holding regular Saturday STEM Discovery Days with CSUDH computer science students as instructors.
CSUDH is a partner in Apple's Community Education Initiative (CEI), which launched in 2019 to provide programming, creativity, and career opportunities to learners of all ages, as well as communities that have long been underappreciated in technology. Since then, the company has rapidly expanded the program to 99 countries and 50 U.S. states, building on years of collaboration with educational institutions and communities.
Through CEI, Apple cooperates with schools, educational institutions, and community-based organizations to provide Apple hardware, scholarships, financial support, and educator resources; at the same time, Apple's expert team works with educators to make technology for students. their learning assistance. Apple works with each partner institution to personalize and enhance educational programs that support the educational goals of the community and combine Apple's unique hardware, software, and career learning resources to transform students' educational experiences in and out of school.
In the two years CSUDH has partnered with Apple, the university has provided a new STEAM experience to nearly 2,000 teachers and students in the Greater Los Angeles area, and this year is expected to benefit nearly 4,000 learners in 40 schools. The university has also helped many educators earn computer science instruction certifications to ensure California has enough faculty for programming and IT vocational training programs.