Ranken Technical College relies on its industry partners, both to help ensure that our curricula and equipment are current and as destinations for our graduates

Ranken Technical College relies on its industry partners, both to help ensure that our curricula and equipment are current and as destinations for our graduates. Firestone Complete Auto Care, with 27 locations across the St. Louis region, is one such partner – having hired Ranken alumni, worked closely with faculty and supported our college financially [..] READ MORE

Bridgett Wings began her journey at Ranken Technical College as a high school senior in the Dual Enrollment program, where students begin college while finalizing their secondary education

Bridgett Wings began her journey at Ranken Technical College as a high school senior in the Dual Enrollment program, where students begin college while finalizing their secondary education. Bridgett explains, “There were people there to help me, but it was a BIG risk for my last semester of high school. I had prom, I was [..] READ MORE

Jarrell Contracting, one of the largest mechanical contractors in the greater St

Jarrell Contracting, one of the largest mechanical contractors in the greater St. Louis area, specializes in creating full-service solutions for the highest level of performance for commercial and industrial businesses. Jarrell Contracting is a family-owned company, bringing all the best people to the table with the knowledge, commitment, and passion to do whatever it takes [..] READ MORE

Kody Zedolek graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science from Ranken’s Architectural Technology program

Kody Zedolek graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science from Ranken’s Architectural Technology program. Kody’s course of study included intensive building design projects, and he remembers the atmosphere of mutual support, recalling “nights spent working in the studio to meet deadlines with my friends. Architecture students can accomplish anything, given [enough] pizza, energy [..] READ MORE

Ranken’s Electrical Systems Design Technology program provides hands-on training using Computer-Aided Drafting, Building Information Modeling, and REVIT software to design electrical wiring, industrial controls, circuitry, machinery, and power distribution to create intelligent 3D models to produce construction documentation for large-scale projects

Ranken’s Electrical Systems Design Technology program provides hands-on training using Computer-Aided Drafting, Building Information Modeling, and REVIT software to design electrical wiring, industrial controls, circuitry, machinery, and power distribution to create intelligent 3D models to produce construction documentation for large-scale projects. Zippia.com, the career expert, reports finding a job with an electrical design engineering degree [..] READ MORE

“We have to decide that manufacturing is important to us,” says Scott Smith of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Episode 6 of Made in the USA

“We have to decide that manufacturing is important to us,” says Scott Smith of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Episode 6 of Made in the USA. In this episode, called “The Way Forward,” hosts Brent Donaldson and Peter Zelinski speak to experts across the manufacturing industry to gauge what it will take for the U.S. [..] READ MORE

Tonisha Harvey graduated from Ranken’s Electrical Automation Technology program in May 2020

Tonisha Harvey graduated from Ranken’s Electrical Automation Technology program in May 2020. She will complete her BS in Applied Management in 2021. “Having my degree in Electrical Automation, I was able to bypass the training process necessary to become a maintenance helper. I am currently a maintenance technician apprentice at ABB, a 2-year program,” explains [..] READ MORE

Prior to the Covid pandemic, the construction business was booming

Prior to the Covid pandemic, the construction business was booming. Like other industries, the epidemic has had a negative impact on workforce and supply chain issues. Infrastructure projects rely on public funding and the economic health of the nation. The Civil Quarterly, published by Dodge Data & Analytics, states the Commercial Construction Index, that gauges [..] READ MORE

Abigail Pritchard was drawn to the craft of carpentry – the ability to apply knowledge and skill to fashion useful items and structures from raw materials

Abigail Pritchard was drawn to the craft of carpentry – the ability to apply knowledge and skill to fashion useful items and structures from raw materials. She graduated from Ranken Technical College with an Associate Degree in Carpentry and Building Construction Technology in May 2020. Abby thrived in the program. Carpentry instructor John Davis noted [..] READ MORE