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.
“CVTC is pleased that our students will have a new opportunity to learn and earn simultaneously. As full-time employees of world-renowned Foxconn, students will earn their college degrees, jumpstart their careers, and receive much needed financial resources to fund their college education,” said Bruce Barker, President, Chippewa Valley Technical College. “The program not only provides students with financial help and employment now, but also presents future career opportunities in Eau Claire and other Foxconn locations.”
“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 [email protected] as early as October 6. Competitive candidates will be selected for interviews by Foxconn recruiters and hiring managers.