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Foxconn Ramps Up Recruiting with Foxconn Day at UWM

Students and members of the general public are invited to learn more about Foxconn and its employment opportunities at the event.

By - Sep 13th, 2018 11:11 am
UWM Union. Photo by Dave Reid.

UWM Union. Photo by Dave Reid.

MILWAUKEE _ Foxconn and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are enhancing their partnership with Foxconn Day at the Milwaukee campus on Sept. 17.

Students and members of the general public are invited to learn more about Foxconn and its employment opportunities at the event. Jobs in a wide range of fields, including engineering, computer science, supply chain and human resources, are available across different job levels.

Foxconn is creating 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin, where the company is building a state-of-the-art science and technology park in Mount Pleasant for the fabrication of display screens and research and development of advanced display technologies for use in a wide range of applications in the fields of education, entertainment, health care, advanced manufacturing systems, office automation and interactive retail and safety. The park also will be a center for research and development related to semiconductor processing technologies on glass and the AI 8K+5G ecosystem Foxconn is building in Wisconsin.

Foxconn and UWM announced in June the company’s first Wisconsin co-op program. It will send 10 students from UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science to Taiwan in February to study at Chung Yuan Christian University and work at a Foxconn facility there through June 2019. UWM students can learn more about this opportunity during Foxconn Day at UWM.

Winnie Tu, director of business administration at Foxconn, said: “We are committed to supporting Wisconsin by expanding the existing strong talent pool and nurturing knowledge workers in the state. Foxconn is focused on creating a vibrant industry environment and contributing to Wisconsin’s transformation into a global technology hub. Foxconn Day at UWM is an important step in this process and will build on the International Engineering Co-op relationship we established with the university earlier this year. We look forward to welcoming the first cohort of students to our Wisconsin campus and to Taiwan next year, and to future collaboration with additional higher education partners as part of our shared goal of attracting the best and brightest minds to Wisconsin.”

Foxconn Day will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, in the Wisconsin Room of the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Alan Yeung, Foxconn’s director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives, will give a brief keynote talk at 11:30 a.m. followed by remarks from UWM Chancellor Mark Mone. There will be an opportunity for media members to interview these leaders immediately after their comments.

“We are delighted to pilot Foxconn’s co-op program and to host Foxconn Day at UWM,” said Brett Peters, dean of UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, which is helping organize the event. “This is a tremendous opportunity not only for our students, but for Wisconsin’s workforce, to address these next-generation manufacturing needs and the growing demand for graduates in engineering and computer science, who will be leaders in Wisconsin’s technology-oriented future.”

Foxconn Day will include video and brief, hourly speaker presentations, as well as Foxconn technology displays. Participants also will be able to learn more about Foxconn’s Smart Cities-Smart Futures initiative. This is the first of several Foxconn recruiting events planned at UWM this fall and the only one open to the general public. For more information, visit uwm.edu/engineering/foxconnday.

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 $158 billion in 2017 and was ranked No. 27 on the 2017 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 UWM

Recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 27,500 students from 91 countries on a budget of $689 million. Its 15 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2018 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, and the Sierra Club has recognized it as Wisconsin’s leading sustainable university.

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