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SUNY Adirondack and AlbanyCanCode join forces to offer free Information Technology (IT) training programs in Front End Web Development and Python for Data Analytics through a New York State and Federal Department of Labor grant.
 
SUNY Adirondack’s Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) provides free training opportunities for New York state residents who are unemployed and underemployed and seeking occupational skills training to qualify for full-or part-time employment or to obtain higher-level employment. Included in the program are customized services based on participant need, such as career coaching, academic advising, study skills, job-search skills and accessing resources such as child care and technology support.
 
Upcoming courses
 
The Front End Web Development course will be held from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from July 20 to Oct. 7, 2021.
The Python for Data Analytics course will be held from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, from July 19 to Oct. 11 (no class Sept. 6).
 
 

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.

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The 12-week training programs are offered virtually through AlbanyCanCode, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build a trained software workforce throughout the greater Capital Region.

The Front End Web Development course gives students hands-on practice building pieces of code to connect user experience into back-end processes. Through lecture, individual assignments, tutorials and projects, students will establish solid foundations in key programs for front-end developers, including HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript/jQuery and Github. This course might be of particular interest to graphic designers and beginning programmers. The class meets virtually two evenings a week in three-hour sessions.

In the Python for Data Analytics course, 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 either Front End Web Development or Python for Data Analytics, as well as support from SUNY Adirondack. Each participant will receive customized services based on their needs, including career coaching, academic advising, study skills, job-search skills and accessing resources such as emergency child care and technology support.

The Front End Web Development course will be held from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from July 20 to Oct. 7, 2021.

The Python for Data Analytics course will be held from 5:45  to 8:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, from July 19 to Oct. 11 (no class Sept. 6).

The 12-week, interactive courses are offered online via Microsoft Teams and Zoom through SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education in collaboration with AlbanyCanCode. If you are interested, but don't have access to a computer or Internet, SUNY Adirondack, and the NYS and Federal Department of Labor grant may be able to support your technology needs.