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03/30/2017
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Launches New Workforce Training Partnership with Hudson Valley Community College and Fulton-Montgomery Community College

CONTACTS: GLOBALFOUNDRIES: Steven Grasso, (518) 305-6144, steven.grasso@globalfoundries.com
Fulton-Montgomery Community College: Amy Radik, (518) 736-3622 x8103, amy.radik@fmcc.suny.edu
Hudson Valley Community College: Teresa Farrell, (518) 629-7180, t.farrell1@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, March 30, 2017

Semiconductor manufacturer GLOBALFOUNDRIES is teaming up with Hudson Valley Community College and Fulton-Montgomery Community College to offer the company’s employees the opportunity to advance their education and earn an associate degree. Classes through the partnership will be available on a schedule convenient for GF employees, and enabled through the company’s tuition education reimbursement program.

Malta-based GLOBALFOUNDRIES employees have the option to choose between two degrees offered through the training partnership: a Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology A.A.S. from Hudson Valley or an Electrical Technology A.A.S. from Fulton-Montgomery. Employees in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology program will study 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."

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

“When there is an educational need in our community, FM is always willing to work with various partners to meet that need, as we are doing with GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Hudson Valley,” said Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dr. Dustin Swanger. “We have worked with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to offer courses that meet their employees’ complex work schedules and plan to hold some classes at the GLOBALFOUNDRIES site to offer additional flexibility.”

GLOBALFOUNDRIES has hired many graduates from the colleges’ technology programs in the past, but this new partnership will assist current GLOBALFOUNDRIES employees in honing the skills they need to successfully grow and develop in their careers.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES employees can get more information on the program of their choice by calling each college’s admissions office, at (518) 629-7309 for Hudson Valley and (518) 736-FMCC (3622) ext. 8301 for Fulton-Montgomery.
Hudson Valley will hold an open house and instant admission day at TEC-SMART on April 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. GLOBALFOUNDRIES employees can learn more about the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology degree as well as the tour the TEC-SMART facility, which features more than a dozen classrooms and laboratories, along with a clean room lab.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly achieved scale as one of the largest foundries in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 250 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States, GF is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company’s 300mm fabs and 200mm fabs provide the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia. GF is owned by Mubadala Development Company. For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.

Fulton-Montgomery Community College is located on 195 acres in the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains between Albany and Utica, NY. FM is dedicated to providing students with a quality education in an environment that nurtures success. Founded in 1963, FM offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs, small classes, individualized attention, and many diverse programs.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers 85 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 11,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 80,000 alumni.