Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and its students received a show of support from the Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association this month. The organization awarded a check for $5,000, at the 2021 OKC Auto Show earlier this month, in support of the Automotive Technology Internship Program (ATIP), which empowers students to achieve their education with the help of tuition assistance and internship opportunities, and which also supports OCCC’s programmatic needs related to their Automotive program.
“We’re grateful to have such incredible support from our community,” said OCCC Interim President Dr. Jeremy Thomas. “Our Automotive program is exceptional, and we know our students go on to be great employees, entrepreneurs and partners to dealerships and manufacturers in the automotive industry.”
ATIP students receive their formal education at OCCC, but work in service centers around the State of Oklahoma, where they gain additional experience with and certifications for major automotive manufacturers including GM, Honda, Nissan and Subaru.
“Our students deserve the very best opportunities we can provide them,” said John Claybon, Dean of OCCC’s Business and Information Technology division, which houses OCCC’s Automotive program. “We couldn’t do that without great partnerships, and we’re humbled to receive this continued support from the Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association. Thank you.”
With more than 60 majors to choose from, and more than 40 student-led clubs and organizations, OCCC offers an affordable, accredited college education to around 17,000 students annually, and serves thousands more in non-credit classes and programs. OCCC offers associate degrees, certifications and leadership opportunities to all Oklahomans, whoever they are, whomever they love, wherever they’ve been and wherever they’re going.
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