Tesla START program offers paid training to become auto service tech

It’s estimated that by 2030, more than 25% of all new cars will be electric. That’s why many next generation auto technicians are considering getting trained on Electric Vehicles (EV) instead of traditional combustible engine automobiles.

Of course, Tesla is the leader in EV and through their START (Student Technician Program) inititative is making a strong effort to recruit and train Tesla certified auto techs. The list of community and technical colleges offering this cutting edge training continues to grow and is now available in CA, OH, FL, OH, NC, TX, OH, and WA.

Tesla START graduate, like Marcus King, “Absolutely recommends the program,” saying it will “open doors” for those how are passionate and disciplined.

Partner Schools
Rio Hondo College  Los Angeles, California
Central Piedmont Community College  Charlotte, North Carolina
Shoreline Community College  Seattle, Washington
Suffolk County Community College  Selden, New York
Evergreen Valley College  San Jose, California
Miami Dade College  Miami, Florida
Texas State Technical College  Waco, Texas
Sinclair Community College  Dayton, Ohio

Earn While You Learn

To be selected to the START program, Tesla says you need to be team oriented, have a desire to work on cutting edge automobiles and be intrigued at the prospect of diagnosing and repairing vehicles remotely. If that sounds like you, then reach out to one of the colleges above to find out how to participate in this 12 week paid course or contact Tesla directly.

How Much Do Tesla Service Technicians Make?

Full time Tesla Mechanics with experience can make between $55K or more per year. In 2021 the estimated hourly rates range from $13 to $29. In addition to the pay, job satisfaction scores from Tesla Service Techs are slightly higher than other manufacturer auto mechanics.

Oh yeah, and working at a company who builds these kind of cars is pretty cool!