SCHENECTADY, N.Y. —  SUNY Schenectady’s Office of Workforce Development and Community Education is working to train New Yorkers who are looking for new opportunities or a work-from-home career. The Google IT Support Professional Certificate is an online training program developed by Google and is being hosted by SUNY Schenectady for the first time this summer.

Registration is currently open for the class beginning on June 18, 2020. To register, please visit:

The program teaches the skills needed to start a career in IT support, one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S. It includes five courses, with a dynamic mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs and widgets. Students will learn troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security.

“As we witness a massive shift in how we work, we are incredibly excited to offer this new certificate in a high-demand field,” said Sarah Wilson-Sparrow, Director of Workforce Development and Community Education. “Demand for trained employees in the tech field has been growing for years in the Capital Region. We are delighted to offer this training opportunity to our community as it gives a pathway to high-paying jobs in the IT field.”

The program comes to SUNY Schenectady through a collaboration with Google and Jobs for the Future, supported with funding from Registration is currently open for the class beginning on June 18, 2020. It is a part of Grow with Google, an initiative that helps ensure that opportunities created by technology are available to everyone.


About SUNY Schenectady
Founded in 1969, SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. SUNY Schenectady is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Through transferable degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, strong student support services and a personalized approach to learning, SUNY Schenectady provides students with a regionally-acclaimed education that empowers them to take the next step in their lives. SUNY Schenectady offers degree and certificate programs through the:

•           School of Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism
•           School of Music
•           Division of Business, Criminal Justice, and Law
•           Division of Liberal Arts
•           Division of Math, Science, Technology, and Health

SUNY Schenectady also offers an array of Workforce Development and Community Education services and non-credit courses.  Learn more by visiting:


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