Ranken Instructor Kevin Webb has Developed a Clinic for New Drivers

Wednesday, September 24, Ranken Automotive Instructor Kevin Webb presented a “New Driver Clinic” to students and administrators at Covenant House Missouri.

Covenant House Missouri is a non-profit organization that empowers homeless, runaway and at-risk youth to live independently and become contributing members of our community.

Webb’s class is geared to help younger drivers become familiar with all the real-world experiences they will encounter while owning and driving a vehicle. Topics discussed include the functions of a vehicle, the fluids it uses, how to maintain a vehicle, how to get one repaired (or do your own repairs) what to do in an accident and various safety systems. The second part of the class covers how to purchase your first vehicle, how to get financing and insurance, and the process of licensing. The last part of the class covers what to do when you when you are pulled over by the police. Webb developed this curriculum years ago and has presented it to over 2000 students.

Webb reported that both students and administrators asked lots of great questions. At the end of class all students were provided a Ranken viewbook to review for potential enrollment. The students at Covenant House plan on requesting a tour of Ranken in the near future.