Tesla and College Partner for Training Opportunities
Feb. 21, 2019—A college in Miami and Tesla have partnered together to offer scholarships to high school students interested in the automotive industry. Miami Dade College in Miami, Fla., and Tesla have worked together to create a certificate training program called the Tesla Start Student Automotive Technician Program," the Miami Herald reports, and where students are later trained at a new facility in the school's west campus.
Students in the 12-week program are paid as they learn to become service technicians at Tesla Service Centers in Miami, the Miami Herald reports. According to the publication, Tesla will provide vehicles, equipment, instructors, tools, and curriculum for the program. Following completion, students will become full-time Tesla employees, Miami Herald reports.
“I’m very proud that MDC was chosen to offer this one-of-a-kind program in the Southeast,” MDC president Eduardo Padrón said. “This will expand opportunities for many students in the emerging electric vehicle industry, and I am certain this initiative will have a positive impact on our community which is the perfect place for it.”