Apple CEO Tim Cook Believes a Four-Year Degree Not Needed to Get a Programming JobSci-Tech

May 14, 2019 18:36
Apple CEO Tim Cook Believes a Four-Year Degree Not Needed to Get a Programming Job

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Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has pushed everyone into surprise as she said he doesn’t believe that one should necessarily need to learn to code by taking a course on it. He further reiterated that a college degree isn't necessary to be a developer.

Earlier this week, Cook paid a visit to an Apple store in Florida to meet with a 16-year-old scholarship winner who will be attending Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month.

Tim Cook told TechCrunch that it's impressive how accomplished the kid, Liam Rosenfeld, is with coding at such a young age. According to him, that's a perfect example of what he's said time and again.

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"I don't think a four-year degree is necessary to be proficient at coding," Cook said. "I think that's an old, traditional view. What we found out is that if we can get coding in the early grades and have a progression of difficulty over the tenure of somebody's high school years, by the time you graduate kids like Liam, as an example of this, they're already writing apps that could be put on the App Store."

He points out how businesses haven't yet embraced all the technological advances of the industry yet and for years "haven't changed a whole lot".

"I think what it is is they haven't embraced mobility," Cook said. "They haven't embraced machine learning. They haven't embraced AR. All of this stuff is a bit foreign in some way. They're still fixing employees to a desk. That's not the modern workplace.

By Sowmya Sangam

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