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GF Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program: Building STEM Careers & Semiconductor Manufacturing Workforce in the Capital Region!

Malta, New York, September 23rd, 2021 – GlobalFoundries® (GF®), a global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, today announced the launch of its GF Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program at Fab 8, which offers candidates a unique opportunity to develop semiconductor experience while working in the field.  

“GF has long been committed to building educational partnerships that benefit both our employees and the region,” said Peter Benyon, Vice President & General Manager at GF Fab 8. “Now more than ever as we hire for our future growth and expanding business, GF is spreading the word about our efforts to help individuals in our community advance their careers, being a leader in workforce training, and meeting the strong demand for an increased semiconductor manufacturing talent pool.”

GF has partnered with SEMI (formerly Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International) to offer the competency-based SEMI Industry Approved Apprenticeship Program at Fab 8. The apprenticeship is an 18-month Maintenance Technician training program at GF’s Fab 8 manufacturing facility in Malta, NY. Training includes a combination of on-the-job-training, instructor-led classes, web-based courses, and college courses.

While in the program, participants will be employed by GF full-time and follow a learning plan that will include a combination of on-the-job training, required courses for job specific training, as well as career development courses.  

Apprenticeship program college courses are offered online through Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC), recognized under the SEMI Certs program.

These courses align to industry standards and employees will receive college credits that can be used towards a degree. Apprenticeship participants are granted a $5,000 tuition credit toward these college courses only through HVCC. The program offers a great opportunity to build industry experience and attend college courses while receiving full-time pay and benefits.

Program Details & Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of on-the-job training hours  
  • Completion of four grant funded college courses at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)*
  • Completion of hands-on mechanical training provided through HVCC*  

* All required training will be provided as part of employment at no cost.

Program Benefits & Highlights:

  • Paid full-time position with competitive benefits*
  • Career and wage growth during and after the program completion
  • Opportunity to continue coursework toward a degree through GF's education reimbursement benefit

* Candidates hired into the GF Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program will work full time on a compressed week of 12-hour shifts.

More information about the GF Apprenticeship Program is available at  

The GF Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship is a competency-based Industry Approved Apprenticeship Program (IAAP). It aligns with national industry training standards and is certified by the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL). All program requirements and grant funding are approved and provided through the NYSDOL.

About GF

GlobalFoundries (GF) is one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers and the only one with a truly global footprint. GF delivers feature-rich solutions that enable its customers to develop innovative products for pervasive chips for high-growth markets. GF provides a broad range of feature-rich process technology solutions with a unique mix of design, development and fabrication services. With an at-scale manufacturing footprint spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia, GF is a trusted technology source to its customers across the globe. GF is owned by Mubadala Investment Company. For more information, visit

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