Austin Community College District and Tesla launched the new Tesla START Manufacturing Program at ACC. This 14-week intensive training program is the first of its kind in the nation and will provide students hands-on learning and essential skills for a career in the dynamic manufacturing sector at Tesla.
Develop technical expertise and earn certifications through a blended approach of in-class theory, hands-on labs and self-paced learning. Armed with extensive knowledge of Tesla products and service, Tesla START graduates are ready to hit the ground running on day one of their careers.
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Participants are paid employees at Tesla while they complete the program. Upon completion, participants are eligible for full-time positions at Tesla.
Participants work with new and advanced technologies such as robotics and control systems to design, build, and maintain advanced machines. You'll work in specialized labs at ACC's Riverside Campus.
Students accepted into the program may be eligible for financial support to help cover the cost of tuition (up to 100%).
Note: F-1 international students are not eligible to apply for this program.
Tesla and ACC will begin recruiting and interviewing candidates soon. To learn more and to be considered for Tesla START Manufacturing at ACC, submit the request information form below. A representative from ACC will be in touch to share next steps with you.
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