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Austin Community College hosting job expo in response to interest in Tesla START Manufacturing training program

Both Tesla and Samsung are set to attend the Manufacturing Careers Expo on Thursday, July 8, and Saturday, July 10.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Community College is hosting two job expos at its Highland Campus Thursday, July 8, and Saturday, July 10. 

ACC decided to host the Manufacturing Careers Expo after seeing an “immense response” to its Tesla START Manufacturing training program announcement, according to a press release.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak with employers, including Samsung and Tesla, about career opportunities and ACC faculty about its manufacturing training programs.  

Applied Materials, Flex and other employers will also attend the expo. ACC is offering the expo from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 8 and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on July 10. 

Both events will also include a tour of the campus's manufacturing facilities, hands-on demonstrations and a panel discussion on the growing manufacturing industry in Central Texas.

This is the first time ACC’s new manufacturing facilities at the Highland Campus will open to the community for an in-person event, according to the press release.

“Manufacturing is advancing and building new technologies,” manufacturing department chair at ACC Laura Marmolejo said in the press release. "Workers aren’t sitting on an assembly line, but designing, building and maintaining cutting-edge machines, like robots and advanced automation. We are building direct paths for students to train and get the skills needed to meet the growing demands of these high-paying careers in Central Texas’ manufacturing workforce.”

Tesla is set to launch its START Manufacturing program in August in partnership with ACC. The 14-week program will train students for a potential career at Tesla’s manufacturing facilities in Austin.

Students at the community college can also get an associate’s degree or certificate in Advanced Manufacturing.

To register for the Manufacturing Careers Expo, visit ACC’s website.

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