Transitioning from the military to a technical career? Ranken’s Troops to Trades program focuses on helping military veterans plan their future in the trades.

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, but you have a lot of career options and support at Ranken Technical College.  If you’re looking at a technical career in Automotive, Electrical, Information Technology, Manufacturing or Construction, Ranken has you covered.  A Yellow-Ribbon school that can help you navigate your next mission, finding a successful and rewarding career after the military.

Check out all our programs here. If you would like to see for yourself our amazing facilities, our hands-on training, and how you can be prepared to work in a technical career in 2 years or less, schedule a campus visit, or register for a Shadow-a-Tech event.

During your campus visit, you will meet with Ranken’s Military Relationship Coordinator, who will discuss how you can transition from the military to a technical career, explain how your military benefits work and show you why Ranken is a top choice after the military.

Ready to apply to Ranken? Click here to submit your online application.


At Ranken, we accept all forms of the GI Bill® to make education for veterans, service members and their families as affordable as possible. We are also proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program for our Post-9/11 eligible students.


If you have questions about Troops to Trades or about transitioning from the military to Ranken, contact Ranken’s Military Relationship Coordinator:

Jerry Foreman

[email protected]
(314) 286-3638


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at