Automotive student competing in SkillsUSA State Competition

2017 SkillsUSA Missouri State Championship

The results of the 2017 SkillsUSA Missouri State Championship are in! Students placing first in their contest are eligible to compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 19-23, 2017. All students receiving first, second or third place ranking will receive certificates and a gold, silver, or bronze metal at [..] READ MORE

Ranken to Host 2017 SkillsUSA District Championship

This Friday, February 3, Ranken will host the 2017 East District SkillsUSA Championship. We are excited to welcome visiting competitors and advisors from 7 area schools, as well as judges from area business and industry. A total of 128 regional students from East Central College, Forest Park Community College, Four Rivers, Hancock, Lewis & Clark, [..] READ MORE

Lego robots on an obstacle course

Educators Attend EV3 Robotics Training

This week, Ranken was excited to welcome a group of 20 teachers for EV3 Robotics Training. The two-day workshop was part of St. Louis University High School’s Clavius Project. This project focuses on underserved communities, mentoring and inspiring urban middle school students in STEM-related areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). By educating the educators, programs like EV3 Robotics meet a critical need. In [..] READ MORE

ACCESS Academies visit Ranken

Students from the ACCESS Academies program visited Ranken Technical College today to get an introduction to the college experience. The group of approximately 45 eighth-grade students are part of a program that, according to ACCESS Academies, “Transforms the challenging middle school years into a launching pad for high school success for socially/economically disadvantaged students in [..] READ MORE

Ranken Celebrates MFG Day in St. Louis and Wentzville

On Friday, October 2, Ranken’s Manufacturing Division opened its doors for MFG Day, a nationwide celebration of modern manufacturing. MFG Day is intended to address common misconceptions about manufacturing by giving the manufacturing industry an opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. Attendees had the opportunity to: Tour local [..] READ MORE

Ranken Receives $5 Million Donation to Promote Technical Education

Taylor Family Donation will Fund STEM Training, Scholarships (St. Louis, MO) Ranken Technical College will receive a $5 million donation from the Taylor family, owners and operators of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. The money will fund scholarships, STEM outreach activities for young people, and automotive equipment at [..] READ MORE

STEM Academies Teach Educators about Green Construction

From June 23-27, 20 teachers attended the second week of Summer STEM Academies for Educators, which included a program in green homes. Green home design is an approach to building that minimizes harmful effects on the environment and personal well-being. Each day, educators participated in lectures, tours and a multitude of hands-on activities in green [..] READ MORE