GlobalFoundries to partner with local colleges

By Lombardo David
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

GlobalFoundries will be partnering with SUNY Adirondack and Hudson Valley Community College as part of the statewide Pathways in Technology Early College High School program.

Sixteen projects around the state, which partners businesses, colleges and local public schools were announced on Wednesday afternoon by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said the partnerships would prepare more than 6,000 students.

“We are making sure our students are more prepared for life after graduation by linking our the skills we teach in the classroom with the needs of 21st century employers,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This groundbreaking program will give students across the state the opportunity to earn a college degree without taking on significant debt from student loans while also starting on a pathway to a good-paying job when they graduate. These public-private partnerships are a model for success for our students, our employers and our regional economies.”

Depending on how fast the process moves along, the plan is to enroll the first class of students in this program next fall.

Below are some of the local partnerships:

Manufacturing
o Business: GLOBALFOUNDRIES
o Higher Education: SUNY Adirondack
o K-12: Regional consortium led by Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES with fiscal lead Hudson Falls School District

Clean Technologies
o Businesses: GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Cisco and TRC
o Higher Education: Hudson Valley Community College
o K-12: Regional consortium led by Ballston Spa School District

Manufacturing
o Businesses: 16 regional companies
o Higher Education: Fulton-Montgomery Community College
o K-12: Regional consortium led by Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES with fiscal lead Gloversville Enlarged City School District

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