Website developers are getting younger.
A dozen Auckland 16- to 17-year-olds just spent the last week of their holidays learning the basics of website development. Twelve city schools were asked to supply a student would benefit the most from learning internet technology.
New Horizons funded the $2100 five-day course, which was held at its Epsom classrooms, and education programme company prosoftTraining.com paid for the $383 exam.
The teenagers’ foundation course is the first step of the certified internet webmaster (CIW) programme.
Onehunga High School Sixth former Tim McCready says he used the course to boost his understanding of the internet. He is interested in health science and computer science and plans to go to university.
Selwyn College seventh former Tsz Ho sees the course as the first step to gaining a CIW qualification, saying he plans to travel next year and complete short IT courses before going to university next year.
Mt Roskill Grammar School sixth former Gayan Perera wants to study software engineering at university before heading off to the US.
Penrose High School sixth former Avishta Sharma wants to complete a degree in information management to have a career in admininistration and management for a large corporation.
St Peters College sixth former Philip Low says he has good computer knowledge, but the qualification will prove this. He wants to continue his studies in internet design and complete the CIW programme after finishing an IT-based degree at university.