The State University of New York University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (UCAWD), through funding support from the New York State Legislature, created the Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking (ATTAIN) project to promote digital parity in New York’s economically challenged communities. Through this initiative, technology labs are placed in communities where residents can have access to the Internet, current hardware and interactive, multimedia software. The resident users are able to enhance their employability and academic skills in an ATTAIN lab, as well as gain invaluable insight into how technology profoundly affects the lives of the entire family.
ATTAIN is supported by a grant from Microsoft Corporation
UCAWD Locations
Our Mission
  • Provide access to state-of-the-art technology for individuals with limited experience and knowledge of technology in order to function responsibly in an increasingly demanding technological world;
  • Provide opportunities for training in academic and employability skills, utilizing educationally sound, responsive software;
  • Provide opportunities for participants to gain knowledge of the world through the use of the Internet;
  • Transform attitudes of individuals about the use of technology and its effect on their daily living;
  • Provide information technology training and industry certification, leading to career upgrades.