Syracuse Surge

Syracuse Surge includes an unprecedented series of investments in tech infrastructure that will position Syracuse as one of America’s ‘smartest’ cities and a global leader in the New Economy. Surge was initiated by the City of Syracuse, which, in collaboration with Onondaga County and leading local institutions, is working to ensure inclusive growth in the New Economy through talent and workforce development, minority, women, veteran and disabled owned (XBE) business development and community engagement.

Several Syracuse Surge-led workforce training and advancement programs are focused on creating pathways to in-demand, local careers in high-tech manufacturing. These paid programs include opportunities for training, career exploration and networking, as well as connections to employers.

Learn more about the programs below, including how to apply. It is free to apply and participate. More information is also available on Facebook @syrsurgeworkforce.

Training Programs and Career Opportunities

Digital Customer Service

Hosted by: SUNY EOC
This three-week, paid introductory training program at SUNY EOC includes training for digital/technical skills, including typing, dual screen usage, and industry specific software proficiency. Participants will 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 local employers. Entry-level wages range for these careers can be as high as $18-$20 an hour with benefits.

Applications for the January 2022 class are now closed. Click here if you would like to apply for a future class.

Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Hosted by: Le Moyne College Erie 21
This program is designed to ready individuals for internships, part-time and full-time opportunities as an entry-level systems/network security administrator or security risk assessor/manager. Priority given to applications received by Dec. 23, 2021. For more info and to apply: https://bit.ly/Erie21CertificateProgram

Certificate in Computer Programming

Hosted by: Le Moyne College Erie 21
This program is designed to ready individuals for internships, part-time and full-time work as an entry entry-level software developer or software engineer. Priority given to applications received by Dec. 23, 2021. For more info and to apply: https://bit.ly/Erie21CertificateProgram

Careers in Code

Hosted by: Hack Upstate
Apply by: Join waiting list
For more info: https://bit.ly/CareersinCode3

Electrical Mechanical Technician

Hosted by: OCM BOCES & Onondaga Community College
This three-week middle-skilled paid training experience co-led by Onondaga Community College and OCM BOCES, includes on-the-job training with employers including Giovanni Foods and Anheuser Busch. The program focus is to prepare skilled workers for careers in mechanical or electrical maintenance, general factory maintenance and servicing large industrial equipment. Candidates should have a pre-assessed knowledge of electrical/mechanical basics. Entry-level wages for these careers range from approximately $18 to $25 an hour.

All applicants must attend an information session and finalists will be selected for interviews. Successful applicants must reside in the City of Syracuse, be at least 18-years old, be authorized to work in the U.S., be able to read, write and speak English, have their General Education Diploma or High School Diploma, and be able to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Participants are expected to attend the full training program. Rosters for the training programs will be announced Dec. 20, 2021.

Surge Advanced Manufacturing

Hosted by: SUNY EOC
This two-week introductory paid training program at SUNY EOC will prepare people for careers in clean high-tech advanced manufacturing. The program covers blueprint reading, industrial math, technical skills, professional development and networking with employers including NexGen Power Systems, Chimera Integrations and ICM Controls. Entry-level wages range from $14 to $18 an hour with overtime frequently available. These careers typically have significant opportunities for advancement.

All applicants must attend an information session and finalists will be selected for interviews. Successful applicants must reside in the City of Syracuse, be at least 18-years old, be authorized to work in the U.S., be able to read, write and speak English, have their General Education Diploma or High School Diploma, and be able to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Participants are expected to attend the full training program. Rosters for the training programs will be announced Dec. 20, 2021.

Surge Coding Apprenticeship

Hosted by: CenterState CEO
Apply by: TBD
For more info: contact lsemidey@centerstateceo.com

Surge Learning Community

Hosted by: Tech & Culture/CenterState CEO
Apply by: TBD
For more info: @Gennext315 on Facebook and Instagram