Andre Hickman, graduated from Ranken’s Plumbing Technology program in May 2020.  Since graduation, Hickman has taken on a role at Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562, here in St. Louis. Hickman is one of 13 men and women in the new Champions program, “ a joint initiative to expand membership diversity in the city of St. Louis, while strengthening the Local 562 workforce. “

“Graduating from Ranken was a huge accomplishment for me, “ Hickman said. “Ranken prepared me for my career, whether it’s hands-on training, or in a classroom setting.”

Hickman will complete the one year Champions program, then continue with a 5-year apprenticeship. With an education from Ranken, Hickman will be prepared for what lies ahead.

“My instructors gave me the perfect advice, and pushed me to be the best I can be,” he said.

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