This Program Guarantees You A Job At Tesla After Graduation
Tesla announced last year that they would begin the Tesla Start program which will allow students to take a 12-week training program providing them with the technical skills they need to get a job at Tesla.
Students chosen for the program earn a wage from Tesla while attending classes (the company wouldn’t comment on how much), and those who earn grades of 80 percent or higher are guaranteed a job at a Tesla service center after graduation.
Tesla Student Automotive Technician Program
Tesla START is an intensive training program designed to provide students across North America with the skills necessary for a successful career with Tesla—at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution.
During the program, students will develop technical expertise and earn certifications through a blended approach of in-class theory, hands-on labs and self-paced learning.
Tesla is partnering with colleges across the country to integrate Tesla START into automotive technician curriculums as a 12-week capstone—providing students with a smooth transition from college to full-time employment.
Tesla START Program Partner Schools
|Rio Hondo College||Los Angeles, California|
|Central Piedmont Community College||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Shoreline Community College||Seattle, Washington|
|Suffolk County Community College||Selden, New York|
|Evergreen Valley College||San Jose, California|
|Miami Dade College||Miami, Florida|
The program is financially supported by Tesla but will be executed by partner schools. Tesla provides the curriculum, the professor and compensation for students.
“This is a way for students to avoid a lot of college debt. It’s a way to get specific training that will lead directly to a career that you can sustain a life on, raise a family on. It’s good for everyone involved,” says Lowrance Public Information Officer and Special Assistant to the President at CPCC
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