Hudson Valley Community College and GlobalFoundries are expanding their partnership by creating a new training and apprenticeship center at the college’s HVCC North extension center in Malta.
The center is part of the college’s $12.5 million expansion project aimed at boosting workforce training efforts in high-demand areas.
The GlobalFoundries Workforce Training and Apprenticeship Center at HVCC North, announced on Aug. 5, will be created through a philanthropic gift of $500,000, which includes specialized equipment for workforce training.
Officials said that once completed, the center will allow the college to prepare more students though credit and non-credit workforce training programs and apprenticeships as well as through associate degree programs such as electrical engineering technology, semiconductor manufacturing, mechatronics and clean energy management to fill key positions at GlobalFoundries and in other companies and industries throughout the region.
GlobalFoundries’s gift will also help the college to create a new advanced radio frequency/vacuum technology laboratory and a new innovative mechatronics laboratory, as well as allow for the conversion of the mock clean room laboratory currently located at TEC-SMART to a Class 10,000 ISO clean room.