ACC Welcomes Tesla to Central Texas

The company’s new Gigafactory in Travis County expects to bring thousands of new jobs in manufacturing

Austin Community College District (ACC) is excited to welcome Tesla Inc. to the Central Texas community. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, announced the decision on Wednesday, July 22. The new factory is expected to bring thousands of manufacturing jobs to the region. 

“Austin Community College is the region’s largest provider of skilled technical education, and Tesla is one of the world’s most advanced manufacturers. We share a common vision for innovative collaboration. Tesla stands to bring thousands of new jobs to our region, and ACC stands ready to support this work and ensure that Austin-area residents are equipped with the skills they need to be successful. Together, we can continue to build and transform the manufacturing industry in Central Texas,” says Dr. Richard Rhodes, Austin Community College District President/CEO. “Austin Community College District believes deeply in building partnerships that lift our community.  When business and education come together, we build connections that create pathways for opportunity. ACC is excited to welcome Tesla to this important work.”

ACC offers multiple training programs and career tracks in manufacturing with career certificates and associate degrees that lead to jobs in semiconductor, electronics, medical device, and other manufacturing sectors. To learn more about the college’s manufacturing program, visit