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States members try their hand at website creation

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Jersey-based startup Codex DLD delivered the two-hour course, one of a number it has recently held in Guernsey having been established earlier this year, initially to train unemployed people in Jersey to try to give them the skills the island economies need.

The taster covered the fundamentals of website design, how websites are coded, and offered an insight into the digital world. Candidates built their first 'website' with basic HTML code.

'That was brilliant,' said Deputy Stewart. 'I used to have a BBC computer but I haven't done anything like that with computer code for at least 15 years.'

He said it was important for the future and the local economy for island youngsters to develop these skills and knowledge at a young age, and hoped such training might also be rolled out in future through a partnership between the GTA and the department. Codex DLD is former Le Rocquier School headteacher Richard Rolfe and former pupil and website designer Jordan Love.

'There are job changes already going on in Europe and will be here in the years to come,' said Mr Rolfe.

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