Foxconn Launches ‘Earn and Learn’ Talent Development Programs for Technical College and University Students in Wisconsin
Novel program will provide up to six months of intensive, on-campus and on-the-job training; will help Wisconsin students develop skills and knowledge while working full-time at Foxconn locations across Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced it will launch a far-reaching, innovative talent recruiting and development program for students enrolled in higher education institutions in Wisconsin. Dubbed ‘Foxconn Earn and Learn Program’ (FELP), this program will provide students enrolled in select technical colleges and universities to work for Foxconn as full-time FELP employees in training. Furthermore, students will be provided time allowances to continue their studies to “earn and learn.”
“Students enrolled in this unique talent development program will become full-time Foxconn employees with health and other benefits such as ‘time off with pay’ to learn and earn credits on campus,” said Dr. Alan Yeung, Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives, Foxconn Technology Group. “Not only will our FELP trainees earn credits at their respective colleges and universities, the skills and knowledge acquired from this pioneering program on campus, as well as the experience they gain while working at Foxconn, will set them apart as they embark upon a career at Foxconn.”
In partnership with Wisconsin technical colleges and universities, Foxconn is launching this FELP trainee program across various Foxconn locations and Wisconn Valley Innovation Centers in Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine and Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.
“This Foxconn Earn and Learn Program has the potential to broaden the talent pool throughout Wisconsin,” said Dr. Deborah Ford, Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. “It’s a valuable opportunity to learn in and out of the classroom, observe and immerse in a company culture, and receive financial support to achieve the goal of a university degree.”
“Foxconn Earn and Learn Program will serve as a cornerstone for preparing students for exciting careers in technologically driven fields of study,” said Dr. Bryan Albrecht, President & CEO, Gateway Technical College. “Gateway Technical College is proud to partner with Foxconn in delivering workplace skills and advanced technical training that is embedded in this unique program. Students will benefit from the program by combining classroom knowledge with real world work experience found throughout Foxconn’s ecosystem in Wisconsin.”
Information and recruiting sessions for the FELP will run from October 9 to November 19 at FELP partner campuses – starting with Gateway Technical College, Chippewa Valley Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside as launch partners:
- October 9, 2019 Gateway Technical College Mount Pleasant iMET Center
- October 10, 2019 Gateway Technical College Downtown Racine Campus
- October 15, 2019 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire Clairemont Campus
- October 16, 2019 University of Wisconsin-Parkside Wyllie Hall
Foxconn is currently recruiting young talents in Wisconsin for positions that cover a variety of areas and skillsets in industrial artificial intelligence, smart manufacturing, smart display, 5G networks, industrial big data, human resources, firmware engineering, finance, accounting, legal, business analysis, interior design, construction management, sales and marketing.
Candidates interested in applying for positions with the Foxconn Earn and Learn Program can seek further information, pre-register and submit their resumes to foxconnjobs.us/FELP or email them to earnandlearn@foxconn-WI.com as early as October 6. Competitive candidates will be selected for interviews by Foxconn recruiters and hiring managers.
About Foxconn Technology Group
Established in 1974, Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”) is the global leader in manufacturing services for the computer, communication, and consumer electronics (3C) industry. A multinational company headquartered in Taiwan, Foxconn offers many of the leading U.S. and international companies in electronics a one-stop integrated manufacturing solution. Foxconn generated total annual revenue of $178 billion in 2018 and was ranked No. 24 on the 2018 Fortune magazine Global 500. The company has facilities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Foxconn is leveraging the potential of cloud computing, mobile devices, the Internet of Things, Big Data, artificial intelligence, networks, and robotics and automation, in its transformation as a leading high-tech enterprise and industrial Internet company. The company has research centers and testing laboratories internationally and has received more than 83,500 patents worldwide. In addition to maximizing value creation for customers, Foxconn is also dedicated to enhancing the concept of environmental sustainability in the manufacturing process and serving as a best-practices model for global enterprises.
About FEWI Development Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, FEWI Development Corporation (“FEWI”) is a Foxconn Technology Group company dedicated to planning, developing and investing in strategic programs and initiatives under the auspices of “Foxconn Flying Eagle Project” in Wisconsin. The scope of FEWI includes corporate services, strategic investments in commercial and residential real estate, as well as launching and managing business operations relating to Foxconn Place and the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.
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