Provo is planning to begin its own professional website developer program in the next year, according to a developer who requested anonymity because the program is still in its infancy.
“We’re working on it,” said Chris Williams, a professional website builder and developer who has worked in Provo since 2012.
The company is working with local businesses and the Provo Police Department to establish the program, which will be open to anyone who is interested in working in the field.
The program will not be free, Williams said.
“I think it’s a great way to get a feel for how the industry works,” Williams said in a phone interview with CNN affiliate KTVZ.
“It’s something we’ve been talking about since the beginning of the year.”
The Provo-based firm has created a web-based development software tool called Wunder, which allows users to create and edit web pages.
Wunder has been used in the United States for several years, but its creator has yet to find a way to make it useful for local businesses.
Provo Mayor Tim Finchem has been a supporter of professional website builders, saying the program will help businesses that would not otherwise have access to professional development software.
Finchems office is a partner in the company, which recently began building an office building.
The building is scheduled to be completed in 2019, according the city’s website.
Provost of University of Utah John H. Smith, who was not involved in the project, said the university is excited to be working with the company.
“As Provo’s Mayor, I am excited to work with the Provost’s Office of Professional Website Builder and Development to bring Provo into the professional website world,” Smith said in an email.
Provos website builder website plans to launch in 2017.
The site builder will be owned by the University of Idaho and will be a nonprofit, said company co-founder Michael G. Luehl, in a written statement.
“Provo is a great location for the University to build its website and it will be our hope that our professional website will help them reach the high quality of the professional websites that we have already built,” Luehn said.
Lueshl said the company hopes to hire two to three full-time developers in Provos first year, which would mean there would be enough developers to complete the first phase of the project.
Provis website builder site plan to launch by 2018.
The city has hired about 50 people in the past year to help with the construction of the building, according.
Luedhl said he is not sure how many developers will be working on the project and whether the city will provide any incentives for developers to work in the area.
“When we first announced the project in early 2018, we didn’t have a great number of jobs,” he said.
But the hiring process has improved, he said, and the city has “over 50” openings in the software and web development fields.
“Our goal is to have more jobs and more jobs will be coming to the site,” Lueshn said in the statement.
The Provos site builder has been available online since at least 2011.
A website for the city is expected to be available by the end of the first quarter of 2021.
The website will feature a “building guide” for building a website, according an online posting from the site.
The guide will explain how to install software and build a website using a website builder, the website builder’s website description says.
The developer said he plans to create more than 200 free, high-quality professional website design templates.
“This will be an open-source site builder for all web developers, and it’s not a traditional website builder,” Williams, the professional web builder, said in his interview with KTVZZ.
All of the tools are free, and there is a wealth of information available online.”