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Advanced manufacturing, electrical mechanical science, coding and software development, digital customer service: Syracuse Surge is about you and your future in exciting, high-tech industries. We’re dedicated to training the best, and the best part is you don’t need an advanced degree to take advantage of these career opportunities being offered in your own backyard.

Our city is smart and you can thrive here because we make training accessible to all. Syracuse Surge is always creating initiatives that offer city residents higher wages and careers that will last well into the future. Through powerful partnerships, we are bringing training for the New Economy to an industrious population anxious to contribute.

The New Economy is already here and it’s tech-driven, internet-driven and, most importantly, people-driven. Every partner in the Syracuse Surge ecosystem is acting on the opportunity to create the workforce of the future by investing in training programs and reframing opportunities to more inclusively build-up our workforce … and it’s working.

All programs provide participants with access to a Surge Career Navigator to help them navigate the pathway into their chosen career. This support includes help with resume writing, interviewing skills and best practices, and how to successfully manage the application process.

What will your role be in the New Economy? It’s happening now and here are some ways you can get involved today.

Current Programming

Surge Software Apprenticeship

This paid experience targets diverse talent. The program is for anyone interested in a career in software development and combines classroom training with self-paced learning and on-the-job experience. You’ll receive four weeks of preparatory training before beginning an apprenticeship.

Surge Advanced Manufacturing

Hosted by SUNY EOC, this two-week introductory paid training program will prepare you for careers in clean high-tech advanced manufacturing. The program covers blueprint reading, industrial math, technical skills, and professional development, careers that typically have significant opportunities for advancement.

LeMoyne College Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals and Computer Programming

These industry-approved programs last one year, offer college credit and prepare you for gainful employment in cybersecurity and computer programming careers. These programs were created for those who are looking to learn a new technical skill set to enhance employability, those who are looking to advance within a current organization or for those who are looking to start down a new career pathway.

Digital Customer Service

Hosted by SUNY Educational Opportunity Center, this three-week potentially paid program includes training for digital/technical skills, including typing, dual screen usage and industry specific software proficiency. You’ll be connected to industry experts to learn what it is like to work at a call center, and will have the opportunity to network with employers, including Rapid Response, Excellus BCBS and Spectrum.

Careers in Code, Hack Upstate

This 24-week coding bootcamp teaches computer programming to women and minorities to help combat poverty in Central New York. You’ll learn technical skills needed to obtain internships and entry-level software development jobs with local employers.