GlobalFoundries apprenticeship program gives valuable paid experience

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GlobalFoundries is celebrating some graduates.

Three people have successfully completed the GlobalFoundries Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship program at Fab 8 in Malta.

It’s the first registered apprenticeship of its kind in the U.S. semiconductor industry.

The program offers candidates a unique opportunity to develop semiconductor experience, while working in the field. It serves as a nationwide model for others to follow as the U.S. faces a critical shortage of qualified talent in this field.

The apprenticeship at GlobalFoundries is a full-time paid position and all training is at no cost to the apprentice.

While in the program, participants follow a learning plan that includes a combination of on-the-job-training, instructor-led classes, web-based courses, and college courses.

It is designed to be completed in 16 to 24 months with a high school diploma or equivalent.

No previous semiconductor experience is required.