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Chatting With Tesla START Graduates
July 1st, 2018  Matt Pressman

A student from the Tesla START program (Image: Tesla)

The next generation of electric car experts are training for jobs at Tesla
(Image: Tesla)

Tesla training technicians for the future of transportation
May 31, 2018 - Uploaded by Fox Business  1:31
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A look at recent graduates of the Tesla START program (YouTube: Fox

Tesla is looking to provide a smooth transition from college to full-time
employment for those interested in an electric vehicle future. One of its
programs, Tesla’s Student Automotive Technician Program (aka Tesla START [
]), was designed to help the next generation develop tech expertise through
classes, labs, and hands-on learning. Tesla has partnered with North
American colleges to integrate its START program into their automotive
technician curriculums.

The Los Angeles Daily News [
] recently reported that the 10 students enrolled in Tesla START at Rio
Hondo College “completed the course and all 10 have jobs lined up at Tesla
service centers.” One of the students, Natalie Dovales-Flores, said: “It was
a very difficult program. … It keeps you on your toes.” Dovales-Flores will
soon begin work at a Tesla service center in Scottsdale.

It’s reported that, “Instead of training technicians when they start the
job, Tesla is arming students ahead of time with knowledge of the company’s
products and service so graduates can hit the ground running. … The program
is designed to accelerate the nation’s transition to sustainable energy with
careers that place students at the forefront of the growing electric vehicle
revolution. “

And it’s not just programs like Tesla START that encourage younger workers
to learn the skills needed to work at the company. There are other programs
in place as well. According to the Las Vegas Sun [
], Tesla has also partnered with Nevada’s “state community college system to
create the Tesla Manufacturing Development Program. It began last year as a
pilot program, sending 13 students to employment with the electric vehicle
company out of last year’s graduating class.”

And more students got involved this year. It’s reported that “15 students in
this year’s graduating class signed letters of intent to work for Tesla.”
Graduating student Quran Broussard Jr. explained, “I really wanted to work
for a company like Tesla that is eco-friendly and cares about the
environment. They worry about how our future is and are working away from
using fossil fuels. I can’t wait to help them to work toward the future.”

Tesla recently hosted a field trip to the Gigafactory so students could hear
from the graduates who’d already gone through the program. Broussard said,
“It was great. We got to see the factory, which was huge and amazing.
Everybody seemed to be super happy and nice there. I saw a lot of potential
learning experiences there and I can’t wait to take part in them myself.”
[© cleantechnica.com]

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