My backup, a web designer, left our company, leaving me without a backup for HTML email development.

My boss has assigned someone on our team to act as backup, but the person has no knowledge of HTML. I'd tell her to use our email application's WYSIWYG editor but it's difficult to work with when doing anything other than basic text editing.

My boss wants the backup person to attend a course on HTML, but most seem focus on modern web development (naturally). It seems difficult to find one focusing on tables and inline styles :)

What would you do? Would you recommend the person take a modern training class and then let me help her with understanding tables and other weird email-specific things?