President Ramsammy’s Statement on U.S. CHIPS and Science Act Funding for GlobalFoundries

February 20, 2024

In response to the GlobalFoundries and Biden-Harris Administration Announce CHIPS and Science Act Funding for Essential Chip Manufacturing announcement, President Ramsammy shares the following statements highlighting the college's on-going partnership with GlobalFoundries.

Pradip Singh and President Ramsammy
Pradip Singh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Fab Operations at GlobalFoundries and Roger Ramsammy, President at Hudson Valley Community College

As an institution committed to training the Capital Region’s workforce, Hudson Valley Community College is proud to have partnered with GlobalFoundries (GF) for the past 14 years to advance our shared goals for the future of our region. Our relationship is built on collaboration, innovation and growth, and a vision for the educational and workforce demands of the future.

When GF opened its Malta facilities in 2010, Hudson Valley sent faculty to Dresden, Germany to learn how we could become a partner to help train students for jobs with GF here in the Capital Region. We collaborated to offer programs to train their workforce at our TEC-SMART facility in Malta, and became partners in GF’s registered apprenticeship program for employees, the first national, multi-site registered apprenticeship program in the U.S. semiconductor industry. GF also supports students at our Clean Tech Early College High School, a partnership with the Ballston Spa Central School District that offers classes at TEC-SMART. The company’s employees serve on the college’s academic advisory boards, providing us with critical feedback on how we can continue to be the best workforce training partner we can be.

In 2021, Hudson Valley announced the creation of a new STEM Education Center and renovations to TEC-SMART that would transform the college’s Malta facilities into what is now HVCC North, and GF stepped up to provide support. Their $500,000 gift created the GlobalFoundries Workforce Training and Apprenticeship Center, with brand-new, state-of-the-art labs and classrooms to support increased capacity in programs that GF has hired Hudson Valley graduates from for years, such as Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Mechatronics, Clean Energy Management and several others. In 2023, GF made a historic gift of $1 million toward the creation of a new Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC) on Hudson Valley’s Troy campus, which will further expand capacity in applied technology and skilled trades programs, including in semiconductor manufacturing.

Hudson Valley and GlobalFoundries continue to work together to secure grants and drive investment in our shared future from federal, state and other partners. With the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act bringing billions to our economy, we are thrilled to grow our partnership even further in service of our shared goal of continuing to strengthen the technological and economic future of our region through programs and initiatives that bolster workforce pipelines and offer top-notch training to our students.

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