Ranken President Don Pohl and JM&A Group’s director of Customer Service Dianne Galavan at the microphone.(left to right): Tim Bassett, manager of Authorization, JM&A Group; Dianne Galavan, director of Customer Services, JM&A Group; Sandra Porceng, vice president of Customer Services, JM&A Group; Don Pohl, President of Ranken Technical College; Steve Moss and Dave Schepers, Ranken Trustees.

JM&A Group Helps Ranken Prepare Auto Technology Students for Future Careers

ST. LOUIS (July 15, 2019) Ranken Technical College has dedicated a section of its automotive training facility to JM&A Group and its parent company, South Florida-based JM Family Enterprises, in recognition of the company’s efforts to prepare students for successful careers in automotive technology.

JM&A Group has been a long-time contributor to Ranken, as well as a regular recruiter and employer of Ranken auto maintenance technology graduates. In 2019, the company presented Ranken with the seventh installment on a 10-year, $1 million pledge to support the College’s Automotive Building.

The donation’s purpose is to provide funding for capital improvements to Ranken’s Automotive Building for the benefit of students pursuing a degree in the Automotive Division of the College. The Building is home to various programs including Automotive Maintenance, Certified Dealership Technician, and Collision Repair.

“JM&A Group is a major force in the automotive industry,” said Ranken President Don Pohl. “The company has also been one of the largest recruiters and employers of Ranken graduates over the past decade, and we are grateful for their help in preparing our students for rewarding, successful careers.”

JM&A Group, a 40+ year leader in the finance and insurance industry with operations in St. Louis and Deerfield Beach, Fla., provides a variety of products and services such as F&I training and consulting, vehicle protection plans, used vehicle certification programs, pre-paid maintenance plans and GAP programs.

“In order to learn the latest technologies, students must have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities,” said Sandra Porceng, vice president of Customer Services, JM&A Group. “Our company is pleased to have our annual contributions support Ranken‘s mission to provide their students with opportunities to learn critical skills and advance their knowledge. These students play a vital role in our industry and our communities."

Ranken Technical College is a private, non-profit, degree-granting institution of higher learning whose primary mission is to provide the comprehensive education and training necessary to prepare students for employment and advancement in a variety of technical fields. More information can be found at ranken.edu


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