SUNY Adirondack offers Electrical Maintenance bootcamp

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September 12, 2022

Technician training program part of college's free training opportunities

QUEENSBURY, New York  (Sept. 12, 2022) — SUNY Adirondack is proud to announce the addition of Electrical Maintenance Technician Bootcamp to its Workforce Development course offerings. The course includes a toolkit for each student, as well as OSHA’s Lockout Tagout (LOTO) certification training and examination.

“This is a great opportunity for interested individuals to receive hands-on training in a field that is in immediate need of skilled applicants,” said Caelynn Prylo, dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Innovation at SUNY Adirondack. 

Career services are embedded in the course and include presentations by area job centers and recruitment opportunities with local employers. 

“With its new Maintenance Technician Bootcamp, SUNY Adirondack has taken a strong step in helping to fill a need for this skillset in the Capital Region, and in preparing students for careers in advanced manufacturing,” said Jordan Steller, senior director of Human Resources at GlobalFoundries.

The Electrical Maintenance Technician Bootcamp is one of three 12-week courses offered by SUNY Adirondack’s WRAP Reimagine grant, under the SUNY Reimagine Workforce Preparation Training Program, fully funded by the United States Department of Education as part of a$18,067,845.02 award with 0 percent financed from state and/or non-government sources. 

For no cost, qualified applicants can participate in workforce training programs in Electrical Maintenance, 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 manufacturing, information technology and health care.

SUNY Adirondack successfully offered WRAP Reimagine-funded courses in 2022, in health care and information technology-related fields. 

“Seeing participants successfully work toward their professional goals through the WRAP grant is exciting. The college is helping individuals improve their lives and developing a skilled workforce to meet the needs of regional employers,” Prylo said.

The Electrical Maintenance Technician Bootcamp is offered in person at SUNY Adirondack’s Saratoga Center and teaches participants a strong foundation in basic math applications and conversions, measurement and scientific notation skills, an introduction to AC and DC currents, safety protocol, including PPE and LOTO certification, an introduction to PLC equipment and relay communications, hand tool use, and use of continuous improvement models used in modern manufacturing environments including Lean and Six Sigma.

The course is held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays from Sept. 27 to Dec. 12 at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga, 696 Route 9 in Wilton.

In Python for Data Analytics, which runs from Sept. 26 to Dec. 21, SUNY Adirondack again joins forces with <can code> Communities to offer free grant-funded training. 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.”

In the Sterile Processing Technician course, which runs from Oct. 4 to Dec. 22, SUNY Adirondack partners with Saratoga Hospital to offer free grant-funded training. The program, using content from Condensed Curriculum International (CCI), is offered at SUNY Adirondack Saratoga and Saratoga Hospital, and teaches participants hands-on aspects of processing equipment to ensure safe medical care. The class meets twice a week in three-and-a-half-hour sessions. Nearly every student in the last cohort secured new employment at the end of the course. 

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