Ranken Technical College
Ranken Technical College has served as the premier provider of technical education for the St. Louis metropolitan region since its establishment in 1907. Ranken enrolls approximately 1,800 students in five technical divisions: Automotive, Construction, Electric, IT and Manufacturing. Our longstanding formula for student success has three components: Technical Education, General Education and Work Ethic. Ranken graduates are in high demand, with job placement rates of 98% within six months. Ranken is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and has established satellite locations in Wentzville, MO and Perryville, MO, and soon, Troy, MO.
The Lincoln County R-III School District is approximately one hour northwest of St. Louis. The District is home to 13 schools including an alternative high school, a high school, two middle schools, a ninth grade center, seven elementary schools, and one early childhood education center. With a budget of $70 million, the Lincoln County R-III School District serves approximately 6,600 students and employs 900 faculty and support staff. The District prides itself on a number of award-winning programs such as Future Farmers of America, our marching band and our show choir. Lincoln Elementary is a two-time Missouri School of Character as well as a two-time National School of Character.
The Lincoln County Missouri Economic Development office is the best source of information for development, site selection, and business assistance. They offer support to businesses that are wishing to expand, and relocating companies who are considering a location in Lincoln County, Missouri. Among other services, the Economic Development office prepares comprehensive project proposals; provides information on labor force availability, financing, and job training; maintains information on available buildings/sites; and acts as liaison with state and local officials, area real estate developers, utility and transportation representatives.
In 1968, Missouri Governor Warren E. Hearnes established the Boonslick Regional Planning Commission (BRPC). The primary focus of BRPC has been to provide professional planning services and technical assistance to members within the Boonslick region (Lincoln, Montgomery and Warren counties); BRPC also serves as Ranken-West’s federal grant administrator.
The seat of Lincoln County, the City of Troy has warmly welcomed Ranken-West and assisted in the planning process. Troy was founded in 1819 and has a current population of over 10,000. Troy has approximately 400 businesses, with the largest concentration conveniently located along State Highway 47.