|Binghamton ATTAIN (Non-profit)
36 Exchange Street | Binghamton, New York 13901 [view map]
The University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (UCAWD) funds two local ATTAIN labs located at the Broome County Urban League Technology Center on Exchange Street and a satellite lab at the Binghamton Housing Authority's Carlisle Hills community at an initial investment of $1 million. The ATTAIN labs, a first in the Southern Tier, are a network of technology laboratories located across New York State. They provide expanded workforce development programs and technology access. The two labs offer free computer instruction and certifications to the community and partnering agencies. By offering over 30 interactive occupational, academic, life skills and ESL courses in addition to excellent computer instruction, the labs are able to increase access to connectivity, increase employability skills and access to employment, increase access to academic and vocational education, and increase knowledge of technology to benefit workplace productivity.
Binghamton University students are a wonderful asset to the ATTAIN Labs by becoming an extension of the ATTAIN staff enabling us to offer additional tutoring and more classes. In return, the ATTAIN Labs offer these wonderful students the ability to obtain Microsoft Office Specialist certifications and Microsoft Technology Associate certifications free of charge. These certifications and the experience gained from working at the ATTAIN Labs are not only resume builders, but also are character building experiences offering networking opportunities and future possibilities to the BU student participants.