EMCC Auto Services alum speaks to auto students about career with Tesla
EMCC Auto Services and Fairport High School 2005 alumnus Mathew Boarman returned to the area to speak to students at EMCC about his career with Tesla Motors on March 26. He even brought along a 2016 Tesla Model X P100D for students to explore.
Auto Services teacher Steve Donovan introduced Boarman to his class saying, “Mr. Boarman got his start here doing exactly what you are doing. You never know what you are going to get into down the road.”
Boarman shared his story from the time he attended EMCC to attending college at Lincoln Tech (known as Baran Institute of Technology when he attended) in Windsor, CT. He is proud to have gotten the call from Tesla and is Lincoln Tech’s first student to get to Tesla. Boarman has lived in California and Boston and currently calls the Charlotte, NC area home.
With Tesla for eight years now, Boarman is the company’s North American Field Technical Specialist. He travels three weeks a month, with his most recent work in Europe where the company launched its Model 3 vehicle. Boarman reviewed the statistics of each of Tesla’s vehicles to the ooh’s and ahh’s of students. He also talked about how Tesla isn’t just an auto company and provides other energy needs.
Dylan Spock from Rush-Henrietta CSD and P.J. Meza from Fairport CSD said they were inspired by Boarman. "After hearing from Mr. Boarman, I am very interested in pursuing the Tesla Start program,” said Spock.
Before students had the opportunity to explore the Model X he brought along, Boarman left students with this a strong message.
“The Auto Services program is hands down the best program,” Boarman said. “Learn what you can, have good attendance. You need to work hard, study hard to be the best. It’s not an easy world so be prepared to fight for it.”