The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES hosted a special event on Thursday, June 23 titled “Collaboration for Workforce Development.” This one-day workshop brought together executives from GLOBALFOUNDRIES, CEG, and representatives from 17 local colleges, including 15 State University of New York (SUNY) community colleges.
The morning began with Johanna Duncan-Portier, Deputy Chancellor of SUNY, welcoming attendees to the milestone event and expressed the importance of community partnerships with the education community. GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ representatives then provided an in-depth look at current and upcoming career opportunities at the company’s Fab 8 facility, currently under construction at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County, New York. Executives from GLOBALFOUNDRIES also presented information on the company’s hiring and recruiting process and the core skills and educational background required for successful candidates to secure positions with the company.
“We’re excited to participate in this collaborative event with CEG to strengthen regional and institutional ties as we work together to grow the region’s economy,” said Emily Reilly, director of human resources at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “Tech Valley is home to world-class educational programs and GLOBALFDOUNDRIES is committed to working with local partners to create a competitive workforce with the skills and education needed for jobs in the global 21st century economy.”
The day provided a unique opportunity for educators and administrators in engineering, enrollment management and other career center functions to learn more about the business and to determine how each institution can develop the curriculum and relationships with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to position students for success. Participants were also able to experience the world of technology development and semiconductor production through tours of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ Integrated Technology Development Center (ITDC) and Fab 8.
“The continued transformation of New York’s economy as a global hub of technology and knowledge driven companies requires that we create a robust and sustainable workforce prepared for the careers of the future,” said F. Michael Tucker, president and CEO of CEG. “Today’s workshop demonstrates GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ and CEG’s commitment to partnering with the regional education community to continue to build a path forward together for workforce development and growth in high tech jobs in New York State.