Tesla is trying to make it easier for local students to become service technicians with the electric-car maker.
On Tuesday, October 23rd, San Jose-based Evergreen Valley College said it will be
the first Bay Area college to offer Tesla’s START program, a 12-week
program that trains community college students to work on electric
vehicles and become vehicle technicians at Tesla service centers.
Students are paid during their training and are then placed in jobs at
Tesla service centers around the country after completing the program.
The Tesla START program will be offered to between 12 and 15 EVC students, with its first session beginning in January 2019.
In a statement, Maniphone Dickerson, EVC’s Dean of Business and Workforce, called the partnership with Tesla “vital to propel and
prepare our students for a high demand and emerging occupation within
the transportation industry.”
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