Career Options Tours

Students Explore Career Options in STEM
Posted on 10/17/2019
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In partnership with Envirolution, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering the next generation of leaders and workers to drive the growth of a sustainable economy, students in the Carson City School District will have the opportunity to charge their minds and connect career options by exploring STEM and sustainability programs with local businesses, including Tesla. 

Envirolution’s newest program, Career Quest, facilitates industry tours for students to learn about the specific business, interact with staff and participate in hands-on activities developed to showcase an aspect of the business's mission or operation. Tesla employees provide the venue, facilitate the guided-tour and deliver a presentation to students, while Envirolution handles the logistics of getting students to and from the Gigafactory in addition to providing them with a hands-on STEM lesson during their visit.

During the 2019-2020 academic year, more than 300 students from Carson City School District will have the opportunity to tour the Gigafactory 1, located off of USA Parkway in northern Nevada. Seeliger Elementary School was the first group of students to attend this year. Other schools from Carson City are set to tour Tesla include Carson Middle School (CMS), touring Nov. 1, and Eagle Valley Middle School (EVMS), touring Nov. 15 and Dec. 6.

Additionally, in February 2020, 80-100 female students from both CMS and EVMS will participate in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Tesla, a National event focused on showing young females how engineering is a great career choice and a great way to change the world.