The relationships Ranken Technical College has been able to cultivate and nurture with employer partners has been invaluable to our students. Because of this, we love hearing positive feedback about graduates after they’ve entered jobs in their fields.

Ashis Gurung is one example. As a May 2020 graduate of the Automotive Collision Repair Technology program, Gurung has adjusted well to the demands of the workforce, and his employer at Gapsch CARSTAR Collision Center credits his training at Ranken.

“Ashis has been an immediate asset to the team,” said Rob Smith, Business Development & Community Relations at Gapsch. “As he trains closely with a lead technician, he continues to learn while improving his skillset on a daily basis.”

Gurung says his best memory of ranken was getting the hands-on training he needed, and that “Ranken gave me the background of basic skills that prepared me to succeed.”

Rob Smith agrees.
“The relationship between Gapsch CARSTAR and Ranken is WIN-WIN,” he said. “We LOVE to give back to the industry with time and training and it gets us great community exposure which leads to brand recognition. We get to meet technicians before they start applying and they get to meet us before they know what culture they are looking for in a work environment.”

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