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About the WRAP Reimagine Grant
SUNY Adirondack’s Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) provides free training opportunities for residents over 18 years of age who have been impacted by COVID and seeking occupational skills training to launch a career or switch into a high-demand industry like IT or health care. Included in the program are customized services based on participant need, such as success coaching and career services resources.
The SUNY Reimagine Workforce Preparation Training Program is fully funded by the United States Department of Education as part of an award totaling $18,067,845.02, with 0 percent financed from state and/or non-governmental sources.
Am I eligible? To find out if you're eligible for the program, please fill out this short form.

Python for Data Analytics
Feb. 28 to May 11
Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. | Remote via Microsoft Teams and Zoom


SUNY Adirondack and SaratogaCanCode join forces to offer a free Information Technology (IT) training program in Python for Data Analytics through a Department of Labor, grant-funded training program. This 12-week, interactive training program is offered virtually through SaratogaCanCode, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build a trained software workforce throughout the greater Capital Region. Students will learn fundamental programming concepts using Python as a tool for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data. No programming experience is necessary, although those with experience interested in learning new languages and applications are welcome. Students will learn variables, data structures, loops, conditionals and other basics of programming, as well as delve into Python Libraries for data analysis and cover basic statistics to learn data interpretation techniques. The class meets virtually two evenings a week in three-hour sessions. Participants receive 12 weeks of training in Python for Data Analytics, as well as support from SUNY Adirondack. If you are interested in this course but don't have access to a computer or Internet, SUNY Adirondack and this program grant may be able to support your technology needs.

Sterile Processing Technician
March 29 to June 21 (No class April 12 & 14)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9:30 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga
Free information session: On Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 11:30 a.m., join us for a free, online "lunch & learn" information session to learn more about this course! Preregistration for this info session is required online here. After registering, you will recieve the link by email.
This program is offered in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International (CCI). Sterile processing technicians perform and participate in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment. These technicians play a critical role in preventing infection by sterilizing, cleaning, processing, assembling, storing and distributing medical supplies. The central service department of a health care facility is the hub of all activity surrounding supplies and equipment needed for surgery and patient care.
This course covers the following key areas and topics:
  • Instrumentation: knowledge of surgical instruments and specialty devices
  • Processing of surgical instrumentation: decontamination, packaging and sterilization of surgical instrumentation
  • Processing of moveable patient equipment: processing, cleaning, testing, assembly and distribution of movable patient care equipment
  • Storage and inventory: storage, handling and distribution of sterile surgical instrumentation and devices, as well as inventory control and cost recovery systems
  • Medical terminology: knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and microbiology
  • Prevention processes: infection prevention, decontamination and disinfection processes
National certification: This class prepares qualified students to sit for the Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) exam from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).


Building a workforce

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of mid-May, New York state has an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent, among the highest in the country.
The state’s underemployed rate — those who work fewer than 35 hours a week but want to work full time and are available to do so — is 17.8 percent.