National Science Foundation Promoting Mobile App Development Education

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Mobile development training firm On The GoWARE selected for NSF program to help recruit and train students for 21st century careers in mobile technologies

BATEC selected On The GoWARE because of their position as an industry leader in mobile app development training and whose educators are themselves actively practicing mobile software developers for On The GoWARE’s corporate clients.

The Mobile Development Institute, a division of the mobile app development firm On The GoWARE, has been selected as the industry authority to provide guidance and education to the next generation of U.S. mobile software developers.

Working alongside BATEC and the University of Massachusetts, and funded by the National Science Foundation, On The GoWARE has been commissioned to deliver mobile software development presentations to community college and high school students throughout the nation. The presentations are designed to help students understand the growing mobile development industry, career opportunities, and to demonstrate first-hand the processes and tools that make mobile app development possible.

    The NSF and BATEC’s goal is to attract American students into high-tech, high-paying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) occupations. Education enrollment of U.S. students in these fields of study has been declining in recent years, even though the global demand for these skills continues to rise. BATEC selected On The GoWARE because of their position as an industry leader in mobile app development training and whose educators are themselves actively practicing mobile software developers for On The GoWARE’s corporate clients.

    Few organizations currently exist that offer a complete mobile development certification program. Growing rapidly in recognition is the Mobile Development Institute Certified Developer (MDICD), the professional title issued by On The GoWARE. MDI offers certification programs in the three leading mobile platforms: Apple iOS (iPhone and iPad), Google Android, and RIM BlackBerry. Their online programs are designed to teach someone from beginning to end, even if they have no programming experience at all, By the time a student has successfully completed the training and received a certification, they have designed, programmed, tested, and published a finished app into the market.

To help teach more students within the traditional “brick and mortal” education system, On The GoWARE is also helping over two dozen colleges and universities offer their own mobile development courses first by teaching computer science professors how to develop mobile apps and then providing the necessary curriculum to help their students achieve the coveted MDICD professional designation.

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that over 300,000 new software development jobs in Internet and mobile technologies are expected to be created within the United States by 2018. The National Science Foundation and On The GoWARE now are working together to empower teachers and enable students to excel in this field.

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