TSTC and Tesla START have entered a partnership to offer an intensive 12-week electric vehicle service-training program designed to provide students with the skills necessary for a successful career with Tesla. During the course of the program, students will develop technical expertise through a blended approach of in-class theory, hands-on labs and self-paced learning. Relevant military service may be substituted for industry experience, and military veterans are encouraged to apply.
In addition to the electric vehicle service training, students will learn enhanced soft skills and team-based repair practices. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates have the necessary skills for job placement as Service Technicians at one of Tesla's Service Centers across the country.
If you meet the requirements listed, click APPLY. Tesla will review all applicants and if selected, you be instructed to complete a TSTC registration form prior to beginning the training.
August 3, 2020 – Class Full
2021 – accepting applications until class is filled
TSTC is a proud partner of the Telsa START program.
Who can apply?
Anyone legally authorized to work in the United States, with a valid driver license and a High School Diploma or GED and post-secondary automotive education level.
Can current TSTC students apply?
Students already enrolled at TSTC can apply.
Can international students apply?
International students who want to apply must have permission to work in the United States to be accepted.
Is previous experience in Automotive Maintenance required?
Past automotive repair, experience is not required but highly recommended.
What is the time commitment required from students?
This is a 12-week, intensive, full-time program. Students should plan on work and study hours that range from morning to evening.
What are the job opportunities after completing the program?
Tesla will provide job-placement assistance to graduates of the program. Jobs for Tesla Service Technician may be at Service Centers across North America. Relocation may be required depending on available job openings.
When are students selected for the program announced?
Close to the start of each new cohort.
What are the required tools for students accepted in the program?
Tesla will provide the required tools, equipment and educational content required to be a successful student at the Tesla Technician program.
Is there any financial support for students while attending the program?
Students will receive a stipend from Tesla for the hours dedicated to the program. Additionally, the students accepted can apply for a Sallie Mae loan at https://www.salliemae.com