Tesla has started a new education programme in order to train the next generation of electric car technicians. Those graduating through ‘Tesla Start’ can hope for a job at Tesla within 30 days after graduation but need to be willing to relocate.
Tesla has started its 12-week training programme at two colleges in the States, the Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Rio Hondo College in Whitter, California.
The first cohort of 13 aspiring Tesla technicians is expected to graduate next week. Tesla Start marks a new way of training for Tesla that had previously trained workers in its service centres and on site. The new programme now qualifies technicians before they enter the company and Tesla says they help place graduates at service locations across North America within a month after they finish the programme. This also means the 3 month training is unpaid and that attendants need to be willing to relocate.
Colleges may also apply for Tesla Start to be offered as part of their curriculum.