GlobalFoundries launches apprenticeship program at Fab 8 in Malta

PHOTO PROVIDEDAn employee works in the cleanroom at GlobalFoundries' Fab 8 compputer chip foundry in Malta.
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An employee works in the cleanroom at GlobalFoundries' Fab 8 compputer chip foundry in Malta.

MALTA — GlobalFoundries has launched a program that will provide full-time employment and free training to apprentice maintenance technicians at its Fab 8 computer chip factory in Malta.

The competency-based SEMI Industry Approved Apprenticeship Program at Fab 8 is a partnership between GF and SEMI, formerly Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.

The 18-month apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training, instructor-led classes, web-based courses and college courses.

It includes a $5,000 tuition credit for classes at Hudson Valley Community College.

Qualified employees are in demand at GF, which is expanding production at its existing plant and plans to build a second fab on site.

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