Workforce training program offers associate degrees

Hunter Wallace
News Editor

globalfoundriesGraphic by: Vinny Croce

Hudson Valley has partnered with Fulton-Montgomery Community College to offer employees of GLOBALFOUNDRIES a chance to earn a two-year degree on campus through a tuition education reimbursement program.

Employees of GLOBALFOUNDRIES have the option of choosing one of two degrees offered in this training partnership: a Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology A.A.S. from Hudson Valley or an Electrical Technology A.A.S. from Fulton-Montgomery.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry to reach global influence. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly become one of the largest foundries in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 250 customers internationally.

Those participating in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology program will study both online and at Hudson Valley’s TEC-SMART extension center in Malta, located in NYSERDA’s Saratoga Technology and Energy Park® (STEP®), adjacent to the GLOBALFOUNDRIES FAB 8 facility.

Fulton-Montgomery’s Electrical Technology program will hold classes on-site at GLOBALFOUNDRIES and also at its campus in Johnstown.

“At GLOBALFOUNDRIES, we believe in lifelong learning and are committed to supporting our employees’ personal and professional development,” said Dr. Thomas Caulfield, GLOBALFOUNDRIES senior vice president and Fab 8 general manager.

“We are thrilled to partner with FMCC and HVCC, which offer two Associate of Applied Science degree programs that will propel our business forward and develop world-class talent at Fab 8,” said Caulfield.

“Hudson Valley is extremely proud to announce this new partnership with both GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Fulton-Montgomery Community College; this agreement is a perfect example of our ongoing commitment to meet employer training needs in growing technology fields,” said Hudson Valley President Drew Matonak.

“When we built TEC-SMART so close to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, we envisioned this type of workforce training partnership, so we’re excited to see it come to fruition,” said Matonak.

The Malta-based manufacturer has been known to hire many graduates from Hudson Valley and Fulton-Montgomery’s technology programs in the past. However, this new partnership will help current GLOBALFOUNDRIES employees develop the skills required to successfully grow and develop in their careers.

Employees that wish to receive more information on the program of their choice can call each college’s admissions office, at (518) 629-7309 for Hudson Valley and (518) 736-FMCC (3622) ext. 8301 for Fulton-Montgomery.

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