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Vermont Enterprise Journal GlobalFoundries Inc (GF) (NASDAQ: GFS), a world chief in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, pronounces its first scholarship program for college kids at Vermont Tech. The GF Scholarship Program will provide an annual $5,000 scholarship and a paid summer time internship to 3 chosen candidates from Vermont Tech’s Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Know-how, and/or Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering Diploma, and/or Diesel, and/or Automotive Know-how Program. 

“Vermont Tech graduates proceed to impress me with their data and abilities, work ethic, and their distinctive capacity to study and apply in any work setting, primarily based on the hands-on expertise they achieve throughout their faculty schooling,” stated John Lafreniere, Fab 9 Deputy Director of Engineering Operations at GF, who graduated from Vermont Tech in 1987 with an affiliate’s diploma in Electrical Engineering Know-how and later earned a bachelor’s diploma in Enterprise Know-how and Administration. “Larger schooling accelerates the profession path for our staff, serving to them get the place they need to go sooner with important ROI for his or her funding in at the least two years of school.”

The scholarships will likely be awarded as follows: 

  • Two $5,000 scholarships for freshman going into their sophomore 12 months incomes an affiliate’s and/or bachelor’s diploma within the included packages. 
  • One $5,000 scholarship for a junior going into his or her senior 12 months incomes a bachelor’s diploma within the included packages.

​“We’re elated to deepen our relationship with GlobalFoundries,” stated Kelly Boulan, Improvement and Alumni Relations specialist at Vermont Tech. “This beneficiant scholarship program builds on the GF apprenticeship program and lunch-and-learn lecture collection, amongst so many different methods GF helps our college students. We’re happy to supply yet one more alternative for college kids to succeed and thrive of their post-graduate careers.” 

Although precedence will likely be given to Vermont residents, the scholarships are open to out-of-state college students. Candidates have to be enrolled within the Mechanical Engineering Know-how and/or Manufacturing Engineering Know-how and/or Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering Diploma Program and/or Automotive Know-how Program and/or Diesel Know-how Program and preserve a 2.5 GPA or greater. To totally obtain the $5,000 scholarship, college students should efficiently full GF’s paid summer time internship. 

“Throughout my time at Vermont Tech, I realized hands-on technical abilities in addition to the best way to talk in knowledgeable setting. These are attributes which have allowed me to succeed throughout my profession from machining and welding, to instructing and now in engineering,” stated Wesley McEntee, Tools Engineer, GF, and Vermont Tech graduate (AE. MEC 2016 & BS. MAN 2018). 

GF will announce the inaugural scholarship awardees at a proper dinner being held on October 25, 2022.  

“The schooling and expertise that I obtained at Vermont Tech ready me to successfully study and apply new data for each position I’ve undertaken at GlobalFoundries. This has enabled me to efficiently develop my profession by means of the years from a Technician to my present Engineer place,” stated Benjamin Broe, Tools Engineer, GF, and Vermont Tech graduate (AE. EET 2000 & BS. BUS 2010). 

About GF 

GlobalFoundries Inc. (GF) is without doubt one of the world’s main semiconductor producers. GF is redefining innovation and semiconductor manufacturing by growing and delivering feature-rich course of expertise options that present management efficiency in pervasive excessive progress markets. GF gives a novel mixture of design, growth and fabrication companies. With a gifted and various workforce and an at-scale manufacturing footprint spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia, GF is a trusted expertise supply to its worldwide prospects. For extra info, go to www.gf.com

About Vermont Tech 

Vermont Tech is a small public faculty with large outcomes. We provide technical schooling in a variety of fields, together with agriculture, laptop sciences, engineering, well being and life sciences, {and professional} research. College students might earn bachelor’s and affiliate levels in addition to certificates at any of our two residential campuses in Randolph Heart and Williston, and 18 satellite tv for pc campuses throughout the state. We rank #1 in Vermont and within the 96th percentile nationally for return on funding of tuition {dollars}. Graduates receive careers of their discipline of examine with an annual placement charge of 99-100%. On July 1, 2023, Vermont Tech will be part of with Castleton College and Northern Vermont College to develop into Vermont State College, a reimagined greater schooling establishment constructing on the sturdy legacies of its founding establishments. Study extra at VTC.edu.  

Essex Junction, Vt. – GlobalFoundries Inc 9.22.2022

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