While Sheltering in Place, Student Builds Website, Develops App for Veterans Museum

      ST. LOUIS (MAY 11, 2020) Luke Gosnell stayed very busy during the COVID-19 shutdown. In addition to completing his required coursework at Ranken Technical College Wentzville, he voluntarily helped the St Charles County Veterans Museum in their efforts to honor local veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the [..] READ MORE

Ranken IT Students Donate Skills to Stray Paws Rescue

Internet & Web-based Technology students Jordan Foster and Eric Glass completed a resume-boosting project when they launched a new website for Stray Paws Rescue in late December: StrayPawsRescue.com. The two students will graduate from Ranken in May. Stray Paws Rescue is a nonprofit, foster-based rescue, which aims to improve the lives of abused and homeless [..] READ MORE

Ranken Launches New Microenterprise with JEMA Architects

This week, Ranken launched a new architectural microenterprise in partnership with JEMA Architects. JEMA was the architect for Ranken’s new Rodenheiser extension and rain garden, as well as the new Taylor Automotive Center at Ranken Wentzville. Vince Holtmann, director of microenterprises at Ranken, recalls, “The idea was born Sept. 17, at the ribbon cutting for [..] 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

Ranken Takes the Gold at 2014 SkillsUSA National Conference

The 40th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference was held on June 22-27 and the SkillsUSA Championships were held on June 25-26 in Kansas City, Mo. The event brought in more than 15,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners, and more than 5,800 outstanding career and technical education students competed hands-on in more [..] READ MORE