Shoesmiths success is the inspiration behind the launch of a free course to teach 18-24 year olds, based in Manchester, how to create cutting-edge mobile phone applications.
THE WHITE ROOM is launching the unique course to help budding creatives make a start in the media sector through designing original iPhone applications.
The initiative, backed by Manchester Council, The Cornerhouse and Manchester Metropolitan University will also teach a range of business skills.
With over $3bn worth of mobile phone apps downloaded in the last 2 years there is a real chance of turning ideas generated during the course into real business propositions.
The course is open to recent graduates, the unemployed, part-time as well full-time workers who can attend for a day a week. Applicants need to be resident within Manchester Council boundaries. Training bursary will also be available. No technical ability is required at all.
Phil Birchenall, project director at The White Room says: “What we need is plenty of enthusiasm and ideas, that’s all. We are looking for people that really want to start a career in the creative sector – we believe we will be nurturing some of the stars of the future.”
The App School can be found at www.appschool.co.uk and Phil can be contacted on 0161 446 2991. The school can also be found on Facebook.
All I can say is if I was 18-24 I’d be knocking on their door right now!