Virginia Union University Partners with Apple to Create Next Wave of Coders

April 27, 2022

[RICHMOND, VA – April 27, 2022] -- Virginia Union University (VUU), in partnership with Apple, will launch VUU Coding Academy, providing hands-on coding experience to students, alumni and employees of the university. The two-part course will take place in May and August. 

“We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Apple,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President and CEO of VUU. “Last year we partnered with Apple to give incoming freshman new technology bundles to better prepare them for success. This year, through VUU Coding Academy, we can prepare students for the workforce and allow our faculty, staff and alumni to continue gaining relevant experience as our world continues to advance technologically.” 

Participants will gain experience in coding, designing and creating mobile applications and earn certificates upon successful completion of the program. The first session will take place on May 18th – 20th and the second session will take place on August 17th – 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Courses will be held on campus in VUU’s Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center. The last day to register is May 2nd.  

For more information about VUU Coding Academy, contact Tunesha Witcher, Director of Integrated Technology, tcwitcher@vuu.edu.