In Big Cabin, Okla., directly southwest of Vinita, is the N2N University.
The vocational school is owned and operated by the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and they are currently enrolling for their fall semester. Classes start Sept. 19.
The school specializes in training technicians for the automotive service industry and students will learn the necessary skills for a career in automotive maintenance and repair positions, according to a prepared release. Concepts include light engine repair, heating and air conditioning, suspension and steering, brakes, CNG automotive technology, specialized tire training for automotive, commercial and farm vehicles.
Students will receive classroom training and hands-on work experience during their certification program, according to the release. The eight bay shops are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, lifts, diagnostic computers and programs. The training facility was constructed in 2014 with funding from the Federal Transit Administration.
“We’re excited for the fall semester. We’re working with Tulsa Transit, Pelivan Transit, and other companies to offer our students a job after graduation,” said University Director Bobbie Wolf in the release. “In addition to job placement, we’re are also providing tuition assistance and transportation to students who qualify.”
N2N University is located in Pelivan Transit’s Flexible Fuel Vehicle Maintenance Facility at the Grand Gateway EDA campus in Big Cabin.
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.
For enrollment or more information, email Bobbie Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 482-4594. Visit the university’s website at www.n2nu.org.