Workforce Development Institute (WDI)

We provide professional development and training for people, businesses and organizations throughout the Capital District and beyond. All of our courses are non-credit, and provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Whether you are looking to begin your first career, trying to advance at the company where you currently work, looking to change careers entirely or simply need to brush up on some skills, you will find the courses you need at the Workforce Development Institute.

WDI also administers the Life Plus One (LPO) program, a collaborative contract-funded program between the college and the New York State OTDA.

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Location: Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 131

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)

Security Guard Instructor Development Course

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? You may want to consider sharing your experience and expertise as a security guard instructor! This new course is designed to fully prepare you with the instructional skills and training expertise to become a state-certified security guard instructor.

Now Offering Two Specialized Drone Courses

Two specialized drone courses are now available to give you the skills and knowledge required to pilot drones and access emerging job opportunities. These courses can be taken sequentially or individually, depending on each student's ability level and employment goals.

Corporate Programs and Customized Training

Corporate Programs and Customized Training
We can help to meet the training and staff development needs of your employees, whether in courses that already exist, or in customized training programs. If you are looking for a customized solution to your staff training and development needs, count on the Workforce Development Institute!

Career and Business Training

Career and Business Training
If you are an individual preparing for a new job or a promotion, need to update your skills, or want to start a second career; or if you are an employer who wants to register an employee in any of our courses, the college's Workforce Development Institute has a solution for you!

Course Categories

IT, Information Security & Software Development

Offering the latest training in information technology, you will find courses in cybersecurity, web and mobile app development, plus prep courses for professional certifications from computers to security to networks. Our courses are designed to fit your busy lifestyle.
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Water Treatment

Taught by seasoned professionals, these courses are required by the New York State Department of Health to become certified in the practices and processes of water treatment plant operators.
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Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD)

Tap into your creative side. Used in everything from architecture to construction to manufacturing, there are new types of CAD courses scheduled all the time. Let us help you learn the fundamentals of design and more in our 2D and 3D classes.
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Project Management & Quality

Whether you are just starting out in management, or are ready to prepare for one of several certifications available, we can help you take your skills and methodologies to the next level.
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