Six Washoe County high school graduates were recognized for accepting a position at Tesla Monday afternoon.

A signing ceremony was held at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

As part of Tesla's manufacturing and development program, students will begin working in the factory under a two year apprenticeship.

The car-manufacturing company hopes to help students launch their career in the company or similar industries.

Fifty to 60 students will be under the program. The full-time job offers benefits, and will give students hands-on experience, while they continue their college education. They all start as production associates while taking course work in automation and robotics. While learning to build electric batteries and motors for Tesla’s product lines, students are also provided with reserved housing in the area and earn 20 educational credits from Truckee Meadows Community College. 

Tesla holds student and parent information sessions. Students then apply at Tesla and go to the factory for interview in April and May, then around May and June the pre-employment process starts.

Alongside the ceremony, the Robotics Academy of Nevada also held its first-ever training session in Northern Nevada. The program is funded by Tesla's K-12 Investment Fund, part of Tesla's commitment to invest $37.5 million for education in Nevada.

Sixty teachers from all across the state are participating. During the program teachers learn how to implement robotics into their curriculum.