SUNY Adirondack, AlbanyCanCode partner to provide free IT training

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May 20, 2021

QUEENSBURY, New York (May 20, 2021) — SUNY Adirondack and AlbanyCanCode are joining forces to offer free computer coding education and training programs to serve unemployed and underemployed residents of New York. Funded through a New York State and Federal Department of Labor grant, the partnership will provide coding instruction for up to 75 individuals in two popular courses — Front End Web Development and Python for Data Analytics. 

SUNY Adirondack’s Workforce Readiness Academies Program (WRAP) provides free training opportunities for residents of New York state who qualify. Included in the program are customized support services based on participant need, such as career coaching, academic advising, job-search skills, and accessing resources such as emergency child care and technology support. 

The 12-week computer coding programs, which start in June 2021, are offered virtually through SUNY Adirondack and AlbanyCanCode, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build a trained software workforce throughout the greater Capital Region. 

“SUNY Adirondack is excited to offer this incredible opportunity to help individuals expand their skills, secure employment in a high-demand field and strengthen our region’s pool of trained, talented tech professionals,” said Caelynn Prylo, assistant dean for Continuing Education and Workforce Innovation at SUNY Adirondack. “We look forward to working with AlbanyCanCode to make this important program possible.” 

“We are delighted to partner with SUNY Adirondack to deliver computer coding education and training that can truly change lives,” said Annmarie Lanesey, founder and CEO of AlbanyCanCode. “This is a wonderful opportunity to provide motivated individuals with pathways to exciting careers in the tech industry, and to build our tech workforce to support the rapid expansion of the digital workplace.” 

The Front End Web Development course gives students hands-on practice building pieces of code to connect user experience into back-end processes. In the Python for Data Analytics course, students will learn fundamental programming concepts using Python as a tool for collecting, analyzing and visualizing data.  

Those interested in learning more, including whether they qualify for these free programs, should go to 

About AlbanyCanCode  

AlbanyCanCode is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2016, followed by KingstonCanCode in 2019, to develop nontraditional talent and advocate for a vibrant, inclusive tech talent pipeline in upstate New York. Operating on a stakeholder engagement model, the organization designs and delivers workforce training courses and hands-on K12 coding programs in alignment with the needs of employers, educators, talent and the community. The overall mission is to shift mind-set about who can work in technology; to remove cultural and economic barriers to joining the tech workforce; and to establish and promote pathways to tech careers throughout the region. Learn more at and  

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.