Giga Texas Update: Tesla Teams Up With Huston-Tillotson University For Talent Pipelines

by Eva Fox July 29, 2020

Giga Texas Update: Tesla Teams Up With Huston-Tillotson University For Talent Pipelines

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The leadership teams from Huston-Tillotson University and Tesla met to discuss academic training programs ahead of the construction of the California-based manufacturer's Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.

University officials welcome Tesla to Austin.

"Huston-Tillotson University, Austin's oldest institution of higher learning and only Historical Black College and University (HBCU) officially welcomes Tesla, Inc. to Austin, Texas!

Huston-Tillotson University (HT) truly believes that Tesla's new Gigafactory will undeniably transform Our Austin community and impact so many of our lives for the better."

The leadership teams from HT and Tesla met to discuss academic business, pre-engineering, mathematics, and computer science academic programs. The conversation went from discussion to real strategy involving faculty collaboration, student research, and many other exciting initiatives to explore, HT says. Representatives of the university highly appreciated Tesla's sincerity, interest, and intention in forming sustainable partnerships with local educational institutions for training talent pipelines.

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Photo by Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

Tesla's job opportunities can provide a direct career path with access to a full range of benefits that are aligned with HT's Career Pathways Initiative, which aims to prepare students for intermediate to advanced careers in a dynamic and innovative global environment. The university expects this collaboration with Tesla to eventually lead to internships, apprenticeships, externships, and fruitful careers for HT students.

"Tesla is an organization that aligns with and supports Huston-Tillotson University's core values and mission.
Tesla, welcome to Austin, Texas!"

Texas is rich in talented people who will find themselves working for a high-tech company seeking to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy.

Located just an hour and a half from Austin, San Antonio can also offer specialists to work for Giga Texas. “San Antonio can supply some of the Tesla workforce as well [even if it does choose Austin],” Heard said. "We have the Alamo Colleges District, which has lots of programs set up to train talent for manufacturing jobs."

Giga Texas will have access to the best specialists in the region, which will ensure that the company achieves its goals.








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