Saratoga Hospital guarantees job interview for SUNY Adirondack course participants

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March 07, 2022

College offers grant-funded Sterile Processing Technician classes free of charge

QUEENSBURY, New York (March 7, 2022) — SUNY Adirondack and Saratoga Hospital are proud to announce a partnership that guarantees individuals who complete the college’s Sterile Processing Technician course an interview for open technician positions at the hospital. 

“This is an incredible opportunity for those interested in this rapidly growing field to get the training they need to secure a fulfilling, in-demand career,” said Caelynn Prylo, assistant dean for Continuing Education and Workforce Innovation at SUNY Adirondack. “SUNY Adirondack knows Saratoga Hospital needs skilled, highly trained applicants, and we are thrilled to be able to provide them.” 

Saratoga Hospital will offer interviews to participants who successfully complete the Sterile Processing class. The positions available at the hospital include a competitive benefits package with medical, dental and vacation time.  

The Sterile Processing Technician course is one of two 12-week courses offered by SUNY Adirondack through Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) Reimagine Grant, funded by state and federal Departments of Labor. For no cost, qualified applicants can participate in sessions in Sterile Processing or Python for Data Analytics. Interested individuals must be at least 18 years old and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

These courses are geared toward people seeking occupational skills for a career in the high-demand industries of information technology and health care. SUNY Adirondack successfully offered two WRAP courses in 2021, both in information technology-related fields. 

“Seeing such great success from participants in the WRAP grant is inspiring, as the college helps propel individuals’ career paths and provides regional employers with the skilled workers they need,” Prylo said. 

The Sterile Processing Technician class is offered in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International (CCI) and teaches participants decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage and distribute of reusable surgical instruments and equipments. Students will gain knowledge of surgical instruments, devices and medical terminology, as well as the hands-on aspects of processing the equipment to ensure safe medical care. 

The course is held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays March 22 to June 14 at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga, 696 Route 9 in Wilton. (No classes will be held April 12 and 14.)

In Python for Data Analytics, SUNY Adirondack again joins forces with SaratogaCanCode to offer free training through the Department of Labor grant. 

The interactive program is offered virtually and teaches students fundamental programming concepts using Python as a tool for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data.  The class meets online twice a week in three-hour sessions. 

Terri Squire of Monroe County was among participants in the first Python for Data Analytics program.  

“Learning to code by yourself can be daunting,” Squire said. “WRAP helped me get over that hurdle. The program was really well done.” 

To learn more about WRAP Reimagine Grant, please visit To find out if you qualify for the free training programs, please visit

About Saratoga Hospital 

Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region's leading health care provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, delivering programs and services with the greatest impact on individual and community health. Through its affiliations with Albany Med, Columbia Memorial Health and Glens Falls Hospital, Saratoga Hospital is part of the Capital Region's largest locally governed health system. This partnership gives Saratoga Hospital patients easy access to higher-level specialty care from northeastern New York's only academic health sciences center.

About SUNY Adirondack

SUNY Adirondack is a community college with a growing campus that is part of the nation’s largest university, the State University of New York. With locations in Queensbury, Glens Falls and Wilton, SUNY Adirondack offers courses in person and online; on-campus housing at the Queensbury campus; and serves students via credit and continuing education programs.