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.

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Email: workforce@hvcc.edu
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)

NEW!
Intro to Automated Web Testing

Programming codeThe Workforce Development Institute and Albany Can Code are pleased to launch their first joint training offering! This 20-hour course will train you to use open source (no cost) tools to write scripts and run tests to validate websites.

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

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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Additional Offerings

Courses in security guard training and two specialized drone courses are now available. A Natural Gas Technician Certificate Program also is available. To learn more, view the details below.

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