Published May 27, 2016
BIG CABIN, OKLAHOMA – Classes began Monday, May 23, 2016, for students enrolled at N2N University. This vocational school will specialize in training technicians for the automotive service industry. Students will learn the necessary skills for a successful career in automotive maintenance and repair positions.
“We’re excited to offer students a fast track 12 week course at an affordable tuition rate price. They will receive practical hands-on training from industry experienced instructors in a modern facility,” said University Director Bobbie Wolf. As the former Project Manager, Wolf executed start up tasks, fine-tuned curriculum, and attained additional funds to support the university.
N2N University is located in Pelivan Transit’s Flexible Fuel Vehicle Maintenance Facility at the Grand Gateway EDA campus in Big Cabin, Oklahoma. Students will receive classroom training and hands-on work experience during their certification program. The eight bay shop is equipped with modern state-of-the-art equipment, lifts, diagnostic computers and programs and is one of the state’s premier Flexible Fuel Vehicle Maintenance facility construction with Federal Transit Administration funding in 2014 for Pelivan Transit.
“There is a shortage of qualified automotive technicians and mechanics in our area,” said Pelivan Transit Director Debbie McGlasson. “This university will provide an innovative and interactive training experience to equip the students with job ready skills. We are happy to be a partner through the sponsorship of the grant from FTA through Grand Gateway as well as being the first training campus location for the University.”
N2N University is a subsidiary of Native2Native Solutions, a tribally owned holding company of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. Current partnerships include Grand Gateway EDA, Pelivan Transit, Northeast Technology Center, Workforce Oklahoma, Northeast Workforce Investment Board, and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, among other organizations and funding agencies.
This BBSNews article originally appeared on Native News Online.