Classes Forming Now: Airbrush and Custom Paint

Are you interested in automotive airbrushing and custom painting? Ranken Technical College’s spring Airbrush and Custom Paint course is now open for registration. Instructor Mike Cisler of Hammerwerks has many years of custom painting experience, and has been highlighted in several popular magazines. In this course, students will learn: Worker protection and personal safety relative to the custom painting [..] READ MORE

Alumni Entrepreneur Workshop: Kevin Haller

Kevin Haller, a 1987 Automotive Collision Repair graduate, came to Ranken yesterday morning to present the first Alumni Entrepreneur Workshop of the academic year. Haller has served for 22 years as the General Manager for Schaefer Autobody Centers and was the recipient of Ranken’s Distinguished Alumnus award in 2014. At Schaefer, Haller currently employs over 20 Ranken Collision graduates, [..] READ MORE

Antron Brown Visit Recap

Ranken Automotive students packed Staley Auditorium this morning to see Antron Brown, 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world champion. Brown spoke about how he got started in racing – he worked as an unpaid intern for a racing team – and described his path to success. He emphasized the importance of preparing for opportunities, saying, “Each and every [..] READ MORE

Ranken Announces Grand Opening of Taylor Automotive Center

New Taylor Automotive Center to House Ranken’s Cutting-Edge Diesel Technology Program Yesterday, Carolyn Kindle, vice president and executive director of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione, Emerson President Edward Monser, UAW/GM Representative Vaughn Sanders and Ranken President Stan Shoun joined Wentzville officials and Ranken board members, staff and faculty to celebrate the opening [..] READ MORE

Automotive Import Technology Students Graduate as ASE Master Technicians

Over the spring semester, the Automotive Import Technology program began using a dry erase board to track how many National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tests each student in the program completed. This was an effort to motivate them to pass as many tests as possible before they graduate from Ranken. The ASE promotes excellence in automotive [..] READ MORE

Employer Spotlight: Enterprise Fleet Management

In 1957, Enterprise began as Executive Leasing in the basement of Arthur Lindberg’s Forest Cadillac dealership in Clayton, Mo. Today, Enterprise owns and operates a privately held fleet that includes more than one million vehicles. Enterprise Fleet Management, an affiliate of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, provides the necessary guidance and products for businesses to manage their fleets, including: Financial [..] READ MORE

Automotive Instructor Presents “New Driver” Clinic at Covenant House

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 [..] READ MORE

Ranken Technical College Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for Wentzville Expansion

Ranken Wentzville Set to Expand to House New Diesel Technology Program and Growing Enrollment ST. LOUIS, MO., September 2, 2014 – In late August, Ranken Wentzville began construction of a two-story building designed to house a new Diesel Technology program and to accommodate for increased enrollment. To celebrate the expansion, students, staff, faculty and administrators [..] READ MORE

Ranken Announces Groundbreaking Ceremony for Wentzville Expansion

Set to break ground this month, Ranken Wentzville will host a groundbreaking ceremony on September 2, 2014 at 10 a.m. for the construction of a two-story building designed to house a new Diesel Technology program and to accommodate for increased enrollment. The new building will boast 35,000 sq. feet of garage space, a modern student [..] READ MORE