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Tesla building workforce of tomorrow with new ACC program

Each Tesla class will have a 12:1 student to teacher ratio, giving students more personalized attention. (Tesla)

Tesla is getting ready to train its future employees: students at Austin Community College.

Brought to the state by Austin transplant Elon Musk, the Tesla START Manufacturing program will work with students to develop technical expertise, earn certifications through in-class theory and offer hands-on labs for a potential career at the electric car company. The program will kick off in August.


In just 14 weeks, students will learn to work with robotics and machine control systems. Though the program is integrated into schools across the nation, ACC will be the first school that focuses on manufacturing as opposed to automotive.

"Tesla believes strongly in collaboration," ACC chancellor Richard Rhodes said. "When business and education come together, we build connections that make college affordable and link students directly with employers so they can go straight into a promising career."

Students can already get an associate's degree or certificate in Advanced Manufacturing, but individuals who participate in the training have the chance to be hired and paid by Tesla to complete it.

"Manufacturing today isn't what it used to be," Rhodes said. "It's about getting creative to design and build machines of the future. Tesla is at the forefront of that innovation, and now ACC students will be on the front lines."

Applications will open by the end of June.

Tesla is also working with Del Valle High School, providing a path outside of college for graduates. The plan involves enabling students through their coursework to complete high school credits in conjunction with a potential Tesla career.

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