Great futures in high-demand careers start here

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
Sept. 26 to Dec. 21 (No class Oct. 10 & Nov. 23)
Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. | Live synchronous
SUNY Adirondack and SaratogaCanCode join forces to offer a free Information Technology (IT) training program in Python for Data Analytics. This course is designed for both students with no prior programming experience and those interested in learning new coding languages or applications.  Students will learn fundamental programming concepts using the programming language Python, specifically as a tool for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data. Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages, and more businesses are introducing Python into their work. The course will take students through the basics of programming (variables, data structures, loops, conditionals, etc.), and into Python Libraries for data analysis (Numpy, Matplotlib, etc). Basic statistics will also be covered to help students interpret data, such as basic summary statistics and how to recognize common statistical distributions. All this will culminate in the analysis and visualization of real data sets of the student’s choosing. This course meets two evenings per week, three hours per session. Occasional labs outside of classes will provide further opportunities for mentoring and networking.

Sterile Processing Technician
Sept. 13 to Dec. 1 (No class Nov. 24)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9:30 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga & Saratoga Hospital
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).

Electrical Maintenance Technician Bootcamp
Sept. 27 to Dec. 22 (No class Nov. 22 & 24)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6 to 9 p.m. | SUNY Adirondack Saratoga & Google Classroom
In this short-term course, students will learn entry-level skills to begin their career as an electrical technician in a variety of modern manufacturing environments. Ideal candidates include those new to work in a modern manufacturing environment with an aptitude for hands-on work and a desire to build competencies and skills to advance in their field.
Through hands-on classes and independent study and work outside of class, students will have the opportunity to build key competencies to ensure on-the-job success, including:
  • A strong foundation in basic math applications and mathematical conversions between measurement units and mathematical systems
  • Reading and making precise measurements and utilizing scientific notation
  • An introduction to AC and DC currents and their use in electrical systems
  • Safety around high voltage equipment, including PPE, and the OSHA Lockout Tagout (LOTO) certification in electrical safety
  • An introduction to PLC equipment and relay communications
  • Hand tool use
  • Use of continuous improvement models in modern manufacturing including Lean and Six Sigma
Companies wishing to upskill new or potential employees and individuals who want to enter the exciting and ever-
changing world of modern manufacturing will benefit from this course. Career services are embedded into the course and include presentations by area job centers and recruitment opportunities with local employers. Course fee includes a tool kit for each student and the cost of LOTO certification training and examination!

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.