04/25/2013 04:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jobstacles - Ten Year Path To Tesla And a Job Making Electric Cars


Joel Melero has always been into automobiles, but even he was surprised that his passion for cars led him to a career. Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio

By Chaz Hubbard, Denise Tejada and Jenny Bolario

What's the path to that dream job? How does one job lead to another? Youth Radio finds out in our series Jobstacles.

Joel Melero has always been into automobiles, from detailing to fixing engines, but even he was surpised that his passion for cars lead him to a career on the assembly line at one of the nation's leading electric car manufacturers, Tesla Motors. Melero says that it took him 10 years to figure out what he wanted to do. “If you want a house, you want a car, you gotta go somewhere," says Melero, "You've got to push yourself.” For Melero, that meant enrolling in trade school and studying to be an electrician. Watch the video to find out how he found his way to Tesla.

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