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Graduates line up in a semicircle all wearing the Tesla START uniform.

(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Students of the Tesla START program on Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus were honored at their graduation ceremony held in the campus’ Brazos Center on Friday, July 28.

The program is a collaboration between TSTC and Tesla START to offer an intensive 16-week electric vehicle service-training program designed to provide students with the skills necessary for a successful career with Tesla.

Upon graduation, students have the skills needed for placement at one of Tesla’s service centers across the country.

“As someone who started at the bottom, I want our graduates to know how great an opportunity this is,” said Tommy Tran, a co-instructor of the program, to the graduates and their families.

Out of the 14 graduates, 13 were placed in jobs within the state of Texas. The other graduate was placed at a service center in Florida. It was the largest Tesla START class ever at the Fort Bend County campus.

“We really pushed with our recruitment,” said Michael Jay, one of the instructors in the program. “Our next class is also maxed out at 15 students. We are trying to keep that trend going forward.”

The students were excited and grateful for the program and all that they learned. Jesus Guerrero, valedictorian of the graduating class, expressed his gratitude to those who helped him and his classmates succeed.

“I couldn’t have done it without the great support of the instructors and my family,” he said. “It’s the end of one chapter and the start of another.”

Registration for TSTC’s fall semester is underway. For more information, go to tstc.edu.

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