Leader Telegram: Foxconn pays visit to UW-Stout

Leader Telegram: Foxconn pays visit to UW-Stout

Meyer-Bob-010615Foxconn Technology Group had a presence at UW-Stout’s career fair Tuesday, talking with students in some fields in which the university specializes.

Those at the Foxconn booth were looking for upcoming graduates with degrees in engineering, information technology and business management as well as art, design and graphics.

Chancellor Bob Meyer said it’s great to see Foxconn recognize UW-Stout’s talents as Wisconsin’s polytechnic university.

“We’re excited to have them here,” he said.

Meyer said he is confident this was the start of a healthy relationship with the university’s graduates.

“They are really going to push the envelope,” he said.

More than 40 students stopped by to talk to Foxconn representatives Tuesday. In a statement from career services director Bryan Barts, more than 2,000 students are expected to attend the two-day event.

Barts added that the more than 400 companies taking part is a record for a UW-Stout career conference.

Foxconn is in the process of building a $10 billion manufacturing center in Racine County that could employ as many as 13,000 people.

This isn’t the first time the Taiwanese electronics company has taken an interest in the Chippewa Valley.

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