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11/16/2010
Hudson Valley Community College and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Host Career Information Session at TEC-SMART Facility

CONTACTS: HVCC: Deborah Renfrew, (518) 629-7180, d.renfrew@hvcc.edu. At the site, Sarah Boggess (518) 378-7062 (cell)

GLOBALFOUNDRIES: Travis Bullard, (518) 305-9025, travis.bullard@globalfoundries.com

FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010

On Thursday, Nov. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m., Hudson Valley Community College and GLOBALFOUNDRIES will co-host an employment information session for alumni and students of Hudson Valley Community College. About 300 students and alumni are expected to attend the sessions, which will begin at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the college's new TEC-SMART facility located in the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park (STEP) in Malta adjacent to the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 8 construction site.

Officials from both GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Hudson Valley Community College will be on hand at the event to discuss career opportunities, as well as academic offerings available at the college designed to enhance career opportunities for potential job applicants.

WHAT: Employment information session with interview and photo opportunities
WHO: Representatives from GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Hudson Valley Community College, as well as about 300 students and alumni from Hudson Valley Community College
WHEN/WHERE:

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 beginning at 4 p.m., with sessions beginning at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

TEC-SMART
345 Hermes Road
Saratoga Technology and Energy Park (STEP)
Malta, NY

DIRECTIONS: www.hvcc.edu/tecsmart
DETAILS:

Newly opened by Hudson Valley Community College this past January, TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) features more than a dozen state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories where students are trained in semiconductor manufacturing with the goal of gaining employment at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. TEC-SMART also provides training in green technologies, including photovoltaic, home energy efficiency, geothermal, alternative fuels and wind energy.

This event would be of interest to students and alumni from the following academic programs:

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Chemical Technology
  • Electrical Construction and Maintenance
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Heating and Refrigeration
  • Math and Science
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is in the midst of constructing its "Fab 8" semiconductor manufacturing facility that, upon completion, will stand as the most technologically advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility, or fab, in the world and the largest leading-edge semiconductor foundry in the United States. The construction and ramp-up phases for the new $4.6 billion facility are expected to take approximately three years to complete, with volume production expected in 2012.

The fabrication plant will create approximately 1,400 new, direct semiconductor manufacturing jobs at full scale production, providing an estimated annual payroll of more than $88 million.