Mexico – From Saltillo to California: a success story

29 March 2021

(ANS - Saltillo) – Every day many people cross the border between Mexico and the United States in search of a better life. But not all have the same chances of social redemption. Of course, when you have a good education, everything is easier. This is the success story of Pedro Eduardo Valdés Sierra, a student of Mechatronic Engineering at the "Don Bosco" Technological Institute in Saltillo, Mexico, who obtained a working stay in California, United States, thanks to an internship at the company “Tesla”, an iconic company in the most advanced engineering and technology sector.

Today the young man narrates his experience with satisfaction and gratitude and shares advice for all those who want to work and study at the same time.

“Working while studying is a commitment and requires a great responsibility. I thank the 'Don Bosco' Technological Institute for supporting me and allowing me to have this great experience,” he says.

“Doing my internship abroad is a great experience and here I can continue to get an excellent level of learning, as well as new challenges to face,” adds Pedro Eduardo.

The assignment that was entrusted to him for the internship is to collaborate on a project to install and improve electrical systems, pneumatic and hydraulic controls; at the same time, he will be able to help update and adapt various automation systems and integrate new production lines.

"Everything is different at Tesla. There's a lot of planning; it's a great work culture," he explains happily.

In this semester, moreover, Pedro is called to combine the internship at Tesla with the lessons of the Institute, which, given the situation, he can also fulfill remotely. All this, he reiterates, is a wonderful opportunity for academic, professional and human growth.


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