Synchrony Skills Academy

Equip yourself with the skills you’ll need to compete in tomorrow’s high-growth fields.

The work world is changing. More and more companies see the value of technology skills and experience in the candidates they hire. Whether you’re in high school or community college. Or an adult looking to reskill or reenter the workforce—the Synchrony Skills Academy can help you get a jump on your future.

Synchrony Skills Academy. Putting quality education within reach.

“There is an urgent need to develop a more inclusive, skilled workforce and address economic inequities. No one company or sector can do it alone. We must work together to build a better future for all that includes innovative job training solutions.”

- Brian Doubles
President and CEO of Synchrony

High School Track

High School Track

Programs offered to juniors, sophomores and seniors in Stamford, CT-area high schools to learn and explore new skills (e.g. Digital Content Creation, Website Development, 3-D printing, etc.) that will prepare them for college and/or work. Students will receive college admission support and guidance and have a chance to network with fellow students, Synchrony staff, UCONN Engineering Ambassadors, Future5 and others.  Entry into our high school track is coordinated through the local area high schools and with school counselors.  High School students should speak with school counselors if interested.

“The Synchrony Skills Academy High School Program perfectly aligns with our mission to bridge the gap between the world of corporate America and the needs and realities of underserved communities.  The opportunity to help reverse a decades-long trend in radical underrepresentation in tech careers is just as important to us as the development of the tech workforce, and we’re delighted to collaborate with Synchrony on this dual mission.”

A.M. Bhatt
Co-founder and CEO of DAE

Community College Track

Community College Track

Programs offered to Connecticut college-aged students to learn and explore skill areas that supplement their current schoolwork and help prepare them for employment.  They may be mentored by students from UCONN and by Synchrony Employees.

“What we've seen firsthand is that removing barriers to digital skills training in local communities not only unlocks life-changing career opportunities for individuals, but also contributes to a more diverse and equitable tech talent ecosystem.” 

Liz Simon
COO at General Assembly

Adult Track

Adult Track

Programs offered to individuals in the Connecticut community seeking to reskill or reenter the workforce.  The Academy offers reskilling training for in-demand jobs (e.g., Software Engineering, UX Design, etc.) and will also provide interview prep and career placement services support. 

“The partnership between Synchrony and the State of Connecticut will help us provide the people in our community greater access to the training and development needed to compete for jobs of the future.”

Dr. Kelli-Marie Vallieres
Executive Director of the Office of Workforce Strategy and Vice-Chair of the Connecticut Governor’s Workforce Council

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